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New York's tuition-free college program sparks debates and defenses

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Clawback provisions and residency requirements worry critics, but New York's governor is pushing the big picture.

College apologizes for recruiting to its pep band by attacking music majors

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Many music majors and music lovers were offended by Goldey-Beacom's mailing to high school students that said, "Heading off to college to major in music? Well, good luck with that!"

ABA cracks down on low-performing law schools in wake of criticism by feds

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In the wake of federal criticism of its accreditation standards, the American Bar Association sanctions another for-profit law school.

Accreditor's draft policy would prohibit use of incentive-based compensation in international recruitment

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Draft policy proposed by Middle States would prohibit accredited institutions from using commissioned agents in international recruitment -- as many now do.

Drew University, after spending to attract more students, faces large deficits

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Ratings agency dings small university for spending big after a new president took over. As focus shifts to a budget deficit, question becomes whether Drew can cut spending while growing enrollment.

Study shows how price sensitive students are in selecting colleges

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About 40 percent of students who decided not to go to their college or university of first choice cited reasons related to costs.

Canadian universities post large gains in international applications

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A Trump effect? Many Canadian universities are reporting large gains in international applications at the same time some American universities are seeing declines.

Nearly 4 in 10 universities report drops in international student applications

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Four in 10 colleges are seeing drops in applications from international students amid pervasive concerns that the political climate might keep them away.

Questions linger about NYU affordability plan

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NYU’s push to help students graduate in under four years leaves questions about who it helps and how much of a difference it can make at one of the country’s most expensive universities.

Revised travel ban excludes current visa holders but continues to raise concerns for higher education

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Revised travel ban promises to reduce disruption to current students and scholars from affected countries, but concerns remain for new international enrollments and American higher ed’s continued ability to attract top talent from abroad.

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