Healthy stock markets in the United States and abroad allowed colleges to spend more money from their endowment funds.
Contributions to colleges and universities hit nearly $38 billion in 2014, making it the strongest year yet for charitable giving.
Governor Scott Walker wants to remove $300 million from university system, and offers campuses more autonomy in return. But higher ed leaders say the trade isn't nearly enough to offset the cuts.
Spending on higher education is up in most states since last year, but half of states are still below their recession-era levels.
In yet another merger in Georgia's university system, the emergent Georgia State will combine with struggling Georgia Perimeter to try to improve the two-year college. Is anyone getting a good deal?
Dowling College's seventh president of the last 10 years hopes to be the one who can save it.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham cites costs as it ends its football program in one of the country's most football-friendly states.
Winners include some whose views on public colleges have been controversial and others whose views have won widespread praise.
One of the nation's largest for-profit colleges is thinking about becoming a nonprofit.
Higher ed officials in Massachusetts, where private colleges have long dominated, ask for a major investment in the public system.
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