Public universities in Illinois and Louisiana, two of the three states facing massive higher education cuts, may get reprieve. But public universities in Wisconsin remain threatened with $300 million in reductions.
Mills is across the country from Sweet Briar, but is closer in circumstance. It struggles with declining enrollment, a growing discount rate and faculty-administrator tensions. How endangered is the college?
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.