The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
According to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.
Women make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.
The state Board of Regents for Higher Education today approved raises for some college managers, that average about 3.5-percent.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is promoting his proposal to spend more than $134 million on the newly consolidated Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.
The two youngest members of the U.S. Senate are co-sponsoring legislation aimed at lowering college costs by withholding federal funds from schools that fail to meet new national affordability and quality standards — a proposal likely to draw strong opposition from higher education institutions.
A new survey of donations to colleges and universities shows 14 Connecticut schools received a combined total of more than $746 million last year.
Twenty-four administrative positions in Connecticut’s higher education system are being eliminated under a plan that reorganizes how the state’s universities and community colleges are managed.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has named six people to the state’s new Board of Regents for Higher Education, which will oversee the state’s 12 community colleges and four regional state universities.