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Public and private measures of colleges' financial strength spark more discussion

Amid debate over government financial responsibility scores, a company estimates the coronavirus pandemic drove a 47 percent increase in private colleges at risk of closure.

Under pressure from Trump administration, wealthy colleges forgo stimulus funds

Facing criticism from the president and a warning from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Princeton, Stanford and -- eventually -- Harvard say they won't take millions in stimulus funds to help their needy students.

Being honest with students can help prevent abrupt college closures, report says

Regulating bodies must pay closer attention to college and university financial health, a new report from a liberal think tank finds.

Warning signs of Concordia University Portland's closure, which now stretches across states, higher education and Lutheran Synod

University leaders are tight-lipped about sudden closure plans, but a few events may have been warning signs. Now, details emerge about tensions with the university's affiliated church, leaving other colleges, church members and higher education sorting through the pieces.

New book examines market stress bearing down on colleges and universities

A new book looks at how the market is affecting colleges' futures -- and where risk is most concentrated.

Haverford College rolls out debt-relief program after end of no-loan policy

New program tries to address student debt concerns after college dropped no-loan policy. Can its targeted, relatively inexpensive model work?

Tufts will remove Sackler name from medical campus, drawing rebuke from Purdue Pharma's owners

Tufts will remove the name of a family closely linked to opioids from its medical campus as it releases a report on decades of donations. Family's lawyer calls the decision "intellectually dishonest," but fundraising experts see needed reckoning with the past.

Private colleges convinced company to scuttle release of list of projected college closures

A college advising company planned to release a list projecting when specific private colleges could run out of money and close, but pushback from the sector convinced the company to scuttle its plan.

Publishing colleges' financial information has a long history and raises a larger set of issues

There's a long history of debate over whether potentially vulnerable colleges should be publicly named.

Differences in college ROI vary by institution, type and time frame measured, report says

Colleges ranking highly after 10 years aren't necessarily the same ones at the top after 40 years, report says. The middle tier is a perhaps surprising mix of public, nonprofit and for-profit institutions.


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