Liberal arts colleges

Cutting Tuition, Increasing Revenue

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Three private colleges that reduced charges dramatically share information on what worked -- and what didn't.

'Old Main'

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For most of American history, small colleges have been "the defining core of postsecondary opportunities" for students, writes Samuel Schuman in Old Main: Small Colleges in Twenty-First Century America, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Alumni Challengers Lose Vote at Hamilton

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Candidates angered by a series of controversies fail in bid to become trustees.

Student Success at Public Colleges

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Institutional culture and presidential leadership matter more than specific programs and policies, study finds.

Going Global Before Graduation

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Goucher will begin requiring all of its students to spend at least some time studying in another country.

New Online Option for Private Colleges

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Consortium led by Regis U. offers different model for building distance offerings -- without risking enrollment losses.

Identifying the Racial 'Unknowns'

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Over the past decade and a half, the number and proportion of college students opting not to reveal their race when asked have shot up, to 5.9 percent of all students in 2001 from 3.2 percent a decade earlier. The increases have raised two major questions: Who are these students, and why are they declining to identify themselves? The answers have implications for college officials and policy makers on a wide range of issues, including affirmative action and student life.

Great Books and City Lights

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Tiny Shimer College plans to pick up and move to the Chicago campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The Cost of Trimming

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West Virginia Wesleyan -- to distress of some professors -- deals with enrollment drops by cutting physics and math majors.

Size Matters

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From Amherst to Pomona, liberal arts colleges are increasing enrollments -- and trying to keep a small college environment.

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