Women remain concentrated in college majors that pay the least, say education experts. “Women [are] still concentrated in college majors that are the least paying,” said Anthony P. Carnevale, research professor and director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce at a recent educator’s conference. Those college majors include early childhood education, medical…

More than one-third of international students polled say they wish their professors would try to understand them better and provide helpful advice, a recent study says. “When I was in Ethiopia, I was taught to be more reserved, more quiet,” says Kedest Mathewos, 19, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Whereas here, everyone tends to speak up, express…

How much do you think college students spend on textbooks each year? $500? $800? $1,000? Four-year-college students spent an average $1,200 for textbooks last year, or 18 percent of their average tuition, according to the College Board. One reason is that the textbook market has been dominated by three publishers: London-based Pearson, New York City-based McGraw-Hill…

The organization that oversees the leading college admissions test says it has cancelled the scores of several international students and is reducing future test dates overseas in an effort to crack down on cheating. The College Board, which administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), said the students whose scores are in question might not be…

Brown University in Rhode Island, Villanova University in Pennsylvania and Smith College in Massachusetts led U.S. schools for sending the most U.S. students abroad on the Fulbright Program, according to the U.S. State Department. Schools that sent the most the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars are the University of South Florida, California Polytechnic State University, the…

In a computer lab at Harvey Mudd College in California, a small robot performs the graceful movements of tai chi, an ancient Chinese meditation exercise. Student Jane Wu writes instruction codes from a nearby computer, showing a visitor a simple form of robotics and artificial intelligence. Wu is a third-year student in mathematics and computer…