August 29, 2017
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today activated its emergency response contact center in response to the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey.
November 15, 2016FACT SHEET: New Federal Guidance and Resources to Support Completion and Success in Higher Education
"America's path to progress has long depended on our nation's colleges and universitiesand today, that's more true than ever, when a college degree is increasingly a ticket to 21st-century careers and a secure middle class life or better," said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. "Higher education is the gateway to opportunity for all people."
August 11, 2016Education Department Denies Request for Chain of For-Profit Colleges to Convert to Non-Profit Status
The U.S. Department of Education today denied a request from the Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE), a Utah-based chain of for-profit career colleges, to convert to non-profit status for purposes of federal financial student aid.
October 15, 2015U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $13.7 Million in Grants to Predominantly Black Higher Education Institutions to Establish or Strengthen Their Academic Programs
The U.S. Department of Education is awarding more than $13.7 million to 23 Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) to establish or strengthen their higher education programs.
September 27, 2013
Today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released new guidance that provides colleges and universities with information about the ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, and reiterates the Departments' position on the voluntary use of race to achieve diversity in higher education.
August 12, 2013President Obama Applauds Community Colleges’ and Universities’ Efforts to Implement 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success
As part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing effort to foster postsecondary educational opportunities and dramatically improve employment outcomes for returning service members, the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a challenge to education institutions to adopt best practices supporting educational success.
July 9, 2013
It is a pleasure to join you today to speak about the nation’s higher education agenda.
Before I begin my formal remarks, let me say that there is a lot going on right now on Capitol Hill. Because Congress has failed to agree on a solution, interest rates on new subsidized student loans doubled on July 1, costing seven million students an average of $1,000.
October 1, 2012Education Department Announces $11 Million for 40 Additional Upward Bound Projects to Help Students Access and Succeed in Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Education announced its second set of awards for 40 Upward Bound projects, which will help close to 3,000 students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to access and succeed in college. They are designed to increase both the high school graduation and college completion rates of low-income, first-generation students.
August 30, 2012Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan On Congressionally Mandated Report on Access for Minority Males to Colleges, Universities
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on a congressionally mandated report by the National Center for Education Statistics regarding access for minority males to colleges and universities, entitled, “Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study.”
June 26, 2012Education Secretary Duncan Calls on Colleges to be More Transparent about Cost of College, Empower Families to Make Smart Investments
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on colleges and universities across the country today to provide families with the information they need to make a smart investment in higher education.