Nick Anderson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market

Education: Stanford University, bachelor's degree in English

Nick Anderson is a veteran education journalist who has covered topics including suburban Maryland schools, the U.S. Department of Education and the college admissions maze. He has also been education editor for The Post. On the higher education beat, he writes about college from the perspective of a father of three with an eye on tuition bills. His interests include the technological revolution in schools, the national and global market, the endless battle to overcome inequities of opportunity and the sheer intellectual fun of academic life. In 2007, Anderson participated in the team covera
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California State University system names its first Latina chancellor

Mildred García will become the next chancellor of California State University, the first Latina to lead the nation’s largest public university system.

July 12, 2023

UNC expands financial aid after affirmative action loss at Supreme Court

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pledges free tuition for in-state residents whose families make $80,000 a year or less.

July 7, 2023

Civil rights complaint targets Harvard’s legacy admissions preference

A civil rights group petitions the Biden administration to force the university to stop giving an admissions preference to children of alumni.

July 6, 2023

Without affirmative action, how will colleges seek racial diversity?

None of the options to retain and increase racial diversity — from eliminating legacy preferences to reducing slots for athletes — is simple.

July 5, 2023

The future of college without affirmative action

On Thursday, the Supreme Court restricted race-based affirmative action policies, changing the landscape of higher education in the United States. Today, we look at what this decision means for college admissions and beyond.

June 30, 2023

Supreme Court ruling restricts affirmative action in college admissions

The Supreme Court decisions in cases involving Harvard and UNC restricted consideration of race in college admissions, effectively overturning decades of court precedent.

June 29, 2023

What to know about the Supreme Court ruling on college admissions

How will the affirmative action ruling change the way university administrators do their jobs?

June 29, 2023

DeSantis sues Biden administration over college accreditation system

The Republican presidential candidate alleges that the Biden administration supports an unconstitutional method to block Florida's higher education policy.

June 23, 2023

Georgetown to pay up to $550,000 to settle unpaid overtime allegations

The D.C. attorney general and Georgetown University agreed to the settlement involving overtime practices in a deal announced Tuesday.

June 20, 2023

College Board defends AP course amid Florida restrictions on LGBTQ lessons

Months after attacking an AP African American studies course, Florida state officials appear to be targeting AP psychology lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation.

June 15, 2023