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Another college (Marylhurst) closes -- this one not in the Northeast or Midwest

Unlike most of the institutions that have failed recently, Marylhurst isn't in the Northeast or Midwest. But it is a Roman Catholic institution with a modest endowment.

William R. Harvey marks 40 years as Hampton University president amid questions about proton therapy institute and daughter as Title IX coordinator

William Harvey can point to substantial growth in enrollment and finances, but celebrations of his successes come amid student complaints, financial concerns about one of his signature projects and questions about family members employed by the university.

New president at College of New Rochelle faces lingering challenges

College of New Rochelle wants to move forward with new president, but questions about past financial troubles remain -- and an outcry over old layoffs lingers.

State support for higher ed increased in 2017, but so did tuition revenue

Annual report on public higher education finance shows more states relying more heavily on tuition, even in a year when appropriations rose nationally.

State support for higher ed grows 1.6 percent in 2018

Nationally, state support for higher education increased 1.6 percent from 2017 to 2018, its slowest growth in five years.

Dozens more colleges will pay endowment taxes if growth rates continue

The number of institutions subject to the newly enacted tax could grow by dozens in future years.

Grace University to close at end of academic year after enrollment struggles

Enrollment dropped by 100 this year, making it hard for leaders to see a path forward despite relocation plan.

Boston University and Wheelock start merger talks

Boston University and Wheelock College enter talks to combine the institutions.

Number of colleges and universities drops sharply amid economic turmoil

The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them.

University of Dallas struggles to find expansion direction amid questions of identity and curriculum

University of Dallas steps back from proposed adult degree-completion expansion amid faculty worries it would be a poor curricular and identity fit, even as administrators say new sources of revenue are a must.

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