Liberal arts colleges

Author discusses his book on evidence of value of liberal arts

Author discusses his new book about the value of liberal arts colleges—and why many people ignore them.

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AAC&U survey finds employers want candidates with liberal arts skills but cite 'preparedness gap'

AAC&U survey of employers shows liberal arts skills are valued and sought out in the workplace but raises questions about student preparation.

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Becker College latest small private college to close doors

The Massachusetts college will wind down operations in August, giving students the choice to transfer elsewhere. Nearby Clark University will take on Becker's acclaimed video-game design program.

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Pitzer College creates first B.A. program open to both its students and incarcerated students

Pitzer College students and incarcerated men at the California Rehabilitation Center will now earn bachelor's degrees side by side.

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When Adrian College threatened to cut history and more, alumni organized

Adrian College planned to terminate history, philosophy, religion and more -- until graduates organized to stop it. Faculty members still don't understand why the programs were threatened.

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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.

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Cuts leave concerns for liberal arts at Tulsa

Professors fear University of Tulsa abandoning its historic commitment to education beyond job training.

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Study documents economic gains from liberal arts education

Sure, engineers earn more, but new study shows that liberal arts college grads are doing just fine and seeing economic mobility -- and that much of what is said about graduates of these programs is not backed by evidence.

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Green Mountain is latest small college to close

Green Mountain says it couldn't chart a path toward financial stability. This semester will be its last.

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After expansion, Drew University plans nonacademic cuts

Under pressure to close funding and enrollment gaps, a small, private liberal arts institution in New Jersey expands academic offerings, then proposes cutting noninstructional budgets. Will Drew's strategy work?

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