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Despite promising election results, California higher education still faces uphill battle

California higher education leaders see Tuesday’s election results as a potential boon for the state’s colleges and universities, but major financial problems could still complicate the systems’ recoveries.

Use of public tuition for financial aid likely to become a political issue in many states

Policy change in Iowa reflects increased public skepticism about using tuition revenue for financial aid. Will such shifts end an unfair burden on middle-class students or abandon low-income students?

Debate over admissions and race at UCLA

Report charging that UCLA considers race in admissions infuriates minority student groups, and illustrates how affirmative action debates can divide a campus, even one required to be race-neutral.

Colleges rethink need blind admissions in favor of meeting need

Facing financial constraints and public pressure over students’ debt, some colleges move away from need-blind admissions -- which are often costly to the institution and students -- in favor of reducing "gapping."

Admissions and aid policies play a larger role than tuition in driving debt, paper finds

New paper finds that admissions and financial aid policies play a larger role than tuition prices do in driving student debt.

Tough questions from justices as Supreme Court considers affirmative action

During oral arguments before Supreme Court, University of Texas faces skepticism from justices whose votes it needs to preserve consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

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.

Tepid endowment returns pose another revenue constraint to universities

Finance officials say languid endowment returns are another revenue constraint for colleges and universities, driving more discussion about cuts.

Century Foundation report advocates class-based affirmative action

A report out today argues that class-based college admissions policies would be an effective replacement for race-based affirmative action, which is at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case.

New graduate enrollments are down

New graduate enrollments fall, with notable declines in students from the U.S. Decreases are greatest for education and arts and humanities.

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