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Partnership draws online students, and scrutiny, for a community college

A free college program for union members has boosted Eastern Gateway’s enrollment to nearly 47,000, but it has also raised questions about an outside company’s influence at the Ohio institution—including on academic matters.

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Colleges announce capital campaigns after pandemic hiatus

During the pandemic, fundraising mainly supported emergency funds to keep students healthy and enrolled in college. This fall, colleges are unveiling broad capital campaigns that they’d put on hold.

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Tuition increases are historically low for a second year

As tuition rises slowly, the amount of federal loans students and parents take on to finance higher education declines, the College Board’s annual report shows. 

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College enrollments continue to drop this fall

Experts hoped college enrollments would rebound this fall. New data show that while selective institutions have seen their numbers recover, most others continue to struggle.

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Bloomfield College seeks a partner to avoid shutting down

In an interview, President Marcheta P. Evans discusses why the 153-year-old minority-serving private college needs a philanthropic partner. Experts say it’s a risky strategy -- but it just might work.

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Graduate enrollment grew in 2020 despite pandemic

Enrollments rose in fall 2020 despite big drops in incoming international students. Gains among part-time and underrepresented minority students helped fuel the increase.

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Can young alumni get colleges to drop legacy admissions?

More than 500 people have pledged not to give to colleges that favor alumni children in admissions.

Wealthy colleges see double-digit returns in fiscal 2021

Private equity and venture capital performed especially well in fiscal year 2021, causing the largest university endowments to swell.

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After a long legal fight, Mills approves Northeastern merger

The long-awaited board vote follows a months-long legal fight and significant pushback from Mills alumnae groups.

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At a college wounded on 9/11, memories endure 20 years later

Borough of Manhattan Community College lost eight students and alumni plus a building in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. On the 20th anniversary, lessons reverberate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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