Cutting-Edge Analysis & Trends in Postsecondary Education

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A Lust for Learning

Schoolgirl fantasies are the stuff of legends. A young, attractive student and worldly, suave, slightly older professor get together, and there’s only one way to describe it: Naughty. But is that really the way it happens? We polled over 2,000 current and former students to find out the dirty details. How many have had inappropriate…

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50 Best Colleges for Women

Selecting the right university can be an overwhelming process for any high school senior. With so many college options to choose from, it’s important to narrow the field based on the factors that will boost your personal happiness and future success. While plenty of college ranking guides can help you choose a university based on…

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Musical College Towns

If there’s something that’s harder to get college students to agree on other than toppings on a free pizza, it’s their favorite musical artists. Internet streaming has opened up millions of song possibilities. But with each tap on a smartphone app, students are making a choice – and that choice is most likely their favorite…

Tweeting at Universities: Colleges and Universities With the Most Positive and Negative Mentions on Twitter

Tweeting @Universities

Many of us use Twitter. It’s an amazing way to connect with people and businesses that we may not be able to otherwise. Social media can actually be a huge learning tool – and not just for students but universities. In fact, we might be able to learn a lot about a college by analyzing…

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America’s Top Colleges … by Tweets!

What does it say that education experts estimate that college freshmen are reading at a seventh-grade level? Well, if you were measuring tweets, 33% of them test at a fourth-grade level. Justin Bieber’s tweets test in at a fifth-grade level. President Obama? Seventh-grade. So it might not be such a big deal that college students…

Red Campus, Blue Campus: Categorizing Political Preferences of Students Based on Tweets on or Near College Campuses

Red Campus, Blue Campus

College campuses have long been known as hotbeds of political activism. From sit-ins to student government standouts, many of the radical ideas that come to fruition in the halls of Congress have begun because the youngest of voting blocks decided to take a stand. While the medium has changed as time has passed, the messengers…

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Drunk on Campus

Higher education and alcohol use have long been practically inseparable in American culture. With many students living on their own away from home for the first time, these young adults often have many opportunities for drinking. This association goes beyond the raucous partying portrayed in many films: Major health organizations have recognized college drinking as…