Flagship publics

Funding Publics

U. of California's Yudof, other public presidents turn to the federal government for financial support.

Freezer Burn

Tuition freezes may be politically popular, and even appropriate in emergencies, but they often lead to dramatic hikes in future years.

Historic Declines

Study shows extent of state cuts to higher education and key role of federal stimulus funds in minimizing (but not preventing) absolute drops in support over last two years.

Play on Our (Political) Team

Talking about race, politics or football can be a recipe for conflict. Talking about all three at the same time? That’s an engraved invitation to a duel, especially in South Carolina.

Why They Take So Long

Students who take too long to earn bachelor's degrees are the frustration of parents, college leaders and policy makers alike -- who see the six-year bachelor's degree (or longer) as being more expensive for all involved, and particularly wasteful when many campuses are bulging due to increased enrollments.

Building Spires in Vermont

No enterprise can be all things to all people, but that doesn’t stop plenty of college presidents from introducing new departments, centers and initiatives aimed at making their institutions the best at everything.

School's (Not) Out for Summer

Many public colleges and universities were overrun this year by larger-than-ever enrollments driven up by economics and demographics, and early signs suggest that this summer will approach or pass record highs.

Across the country, at flagship universities, state colleges and community colleges, administrators are reporting that their summer session enrollments are up, as the same pressures that put students in the classroom September through May keep them in their seats all summer.

Not Scared of Selectivity

Section: 
Report highlights how successful community college transfer students can be at top-tier four-year institutions -- if they get the right kind of assistance.

Ditching Fall Semester

Section: 
U. of Florida considers giving incoming students option of taking classes during spring and summer terms only — throughout their time at the university.

Holding Presidents Accountable for Learning

Regents of Georgia university system individually asked 35 campus leaders how they planned to improve retention and graduation rates. The meetings were occasionally uncomfortable; the answers sometimes unsatisfactory.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Flagship publics
Back to Top