Liberal arts

Hampshire College won't admit additional students

But college will enroll those who were admitted early decision or were admitted a year ago and deferred enrolling.

Liberal education advocates discuss ways to reclaim conversations about academe

Liberal education advocates discuss ways to "reclaim" conversations about academe -- in part by not using the term "liberal arts."

Green Mountain College tried numerous strategies but is still closing

Green Mountain College in Vermont tried many of the most popular strategies to set itself up to survive in the face of harsh population trends, but it didn't work. What does that mean for other private liberal arts colleges?

Hampshire College looks for partner, may not enroll freshmen in fall

Hampshire College, the nearly 50-year-old experiment in self-directed education, facing "bruising financial and demographic realities," looks for a partner.

Liberal arts college and boot camp team up to offer new computer science degree

A coding boot camp and a liberal arts university share instructors and accreditation to create a new computer science degree, aimed at making graduates of both institutions more employable.

Survey: Business leaders believe students are learning skills but not those needed to advance

A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.

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.

Signaling confidence in liberal arts education, DePauw commits to 100% employment for graduates

Trying to counter public perception that the liberal arts aren’t worth it, DePauw promises all graduates will have a job or other preferred outcome within six months.

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.

Kentucky's governor says universities should think about cutting programs with poor job prospects

Kentucky governor sets off debate -- and nettles some professors -- by suggesting eliminating programs that don't prepare students for good-paying jobs.


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