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Delta Cost Project report outlines trends in college spending

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A new report from the Delta Cost Project reveals how much more heavily institutions rely on tuition dollars since the recession.

Universities left footing the bill as budget crisis looms in Illinois

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Universities in Illinois are covering millions in state costs as politicians continue to debate a 2015-16 budget halfway into the fiscal year.

University of Wisconsin ups its merit aid in an effort to better compete with peers

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Historically, U of Wisconsin at Madison has minimized the use of non-need-based aid, but it is ending that restraint. The catch? Its top official doesn't really agree with the practice.

Decline in postsecondary enrollments continues, and speeds up

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Drops at for-profit and community colleges and among adult students drive the declines.

Colleges keep lines of communication open with alumni as they respond to diversity concerns

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As colleges grapple with issues of race and diversity, they face questions from alumni and donors -- not all of whom are pleased with new campus efforts.

Disputes over a textbook's characterization of Japan's wartime actions continue

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Japanese and American professors clash over a textbook's depiction of the Japanese government's involvement in a system of sexual slavery during World War II.

What it might mean when a college's discount rate tops 60 percent

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How high is too high a discount to offer students? Nearly 10 percent of colleges have rates of 60 percent or more. For some it appears to be a sign of distress, yet others see a strategy.

Strategic alliances that are more expansive than consortia but less risky than mergers

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A new report recommends a form of strategic alliance among colleges that is more substantive than consortia but less likely to fail than outright marriages.

Why two colleges are allowing themselves to shrink rather than 'chase volume'

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In an era where many private colleges are chasing enrollment to remain viable, two institutions are letting themselves shrink in their own efforts to avoid financial hardship.

House Republicans question university endowment spending, executive compensation

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House Republicans question endowment spending and executive compensation in what may signal another round of federal scrutiny over tax benefits flowing to wealthiest universities.

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