Liberal arts colleges

Private college presidents push campaign to limit use of non-need-based aid

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At meeting of private college presidents, campaign to discourage use of student aid that is not tied to financial need gains some momentum.

Sage Colleges reinstate tenure to improve academic profile

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While the percentage of tenured faculty members continues to decline nationally, the Sage Colleges worked to re-establish the practice in a bid to improve the institution's academic profile.

Liberal arts colleges rethink their messaging in the face of criticism

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Colleges and organizations promoting liberal arts education, tired of being the anecdote for every article about the changing higher education landscape, are trying to find a way to get their message across.

Study finds that liberal arts colleges are disappearing

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Study finds a significant decline over the last 20 years in number of institutions whose missions align with the sector.

Grinnell, one of the country's wealthiest colleges, questions sustainability of financial aid

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Grinnell College, one of the wealthiest liberal arts colleges, says its current financial aid policy is unsustainable, raising questions for other need-blind institutions. 

Wofford finds new revenue letting nearby medical students pay to use campus

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Wofford lets nearby medical school pay for students to use campus facilities, highlighting potential revenue stream for liberal arts colleges that don't want to change their missions.

A new analysis of spending by liberal arts colleges

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A new analysis compares the differences and similarities of spending at liberal arts colleges with more wealth (and higher tuition rates) and those without.

Midway College's attempt at creating a pharmacy school shows dangers of assumed quick fix

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Midway College’s aborted effort to construct a pharmacy school shows that an assumed quick fix to finance problems might not be as easy as it seems.

Wesleyan shifts away from need-blind policy, citing financial and ethical concerns

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Wesleyan University is moving away from need-blind admissions, saying that keeping the policy would require too much money and impose too much debt on some students.

Liberal arts college presidents say new forums needed to talk about sector's future

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To move the conversation about the future of liberal arts colleges forward, several presidents say new forums -- some open, some closed -- are needed.

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