Can a new breed of online mega courses finally offer a college education to more people for less money?
Reinventing Higher Education
3 Takeaways from the TIME Summit on Higher Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says college costs are too high, graduation rates are too low and there is too little accountability
8 Ideas to Improve Higher Education
TIME asked 8 experts about how to meet the challenge of soaring costs. Here’s what they came up with.
Obama’s Viewpoint: Don’t Stop Now On Higher Ed Reform
Our reforms are taking roots and delivery results
Romney’s Viewpoint: Demand Real Change In Higher Education
It’s time to trade in big government policies for innovation
Can an Online Degree Really Help You Get a Job?
Online degree programs’ reputations have taken a beating, thanks to unscrupulous diploma mills and a lack of respect from HR pros. That perception may — finally — be changing, but it still pays to be careful.
Poll: 80% of the Public Say Many Colleges Aren’t Worth the Cost
The TIME/Carnegie survey shows the American public and senior administrators at colleges and universities are divided over the cost—and purpose—of higher education
Learn and Earn
More schools are partnering with the private sector to develop courses and apprenticeship programs
Degrees of Difficulty
Tuition keeps rising, but so does the need for more graduates
Can Online Mega Courses Change Education? Join TIME’s Google Hangout
TIME and the Carnegie Corporation of New York hosted a Google Hangout On Air on Oct. 19 to discuss the future of college. Watch the video here
The TIME Summit on Higher Education gathered experts to discuss solutions to the critical problems of cost, access and quality in higher education. Join us on Twitter at #RethinkCollege. By Rick Stengel