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University of Akron offers introductory courses online at 86 percent discount

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U of Akron cuts the price of certain general education classes by 86 percent, and boasts that they will be less expensive than those at community colleges. But two-year institutions disagree, and professors say effort is penny-wise and pound-foolish.

Report shows public higher education's reliance on tuition

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After the recession, tuition dollars make up a greater share of public higher education revenues than ever before, and make up a majority in half the states.

University Senate report calls on Rutgers athletics to become self-sustaining

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After years of having one of the most highly subsidized athletics departments, a universitywide panel at Rutgers pushes reforms that would end contributions from student fees and the university.

Drexel U. charts a new course for itself

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The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 

Education Dept. keeps secret the names of colleges found to be risky for students, taxpayers

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U.S. government declines to identify dozens of institutions whose federal funding it has restricted because of concerns about their risk to students and taxpayers.

Kevin Carey talks about his new book, 'The End of College'

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New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.

Proactive college closures, like Sweet Briar's, may be good for investors

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Troubled colleges closing proactively rather than running themselves off a cliff may be a good development for investors in public debt, a top ratings agency says.

Where will Sweet Briar's $85M endowment go?

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Now that it plans to close, Sweet Briar officials have to decide what to do with $85 million -- but laws and economic realities limit their choices.

Sweet Briar College will shut down

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UPDATE: Some see a courageous decision by a board that searched hard for alternatives. Others are dubious. Many wonder which other colleges are vulnerable.

Colleges with debt troubles are making new promises to investors

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Colleges with distressed debt are making new promises to delay financial ramifications from investors.

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