After a year of cuts, state funding looks positive for fiscal 2022

Experts' fears that state higher education funding would decline this fiscal year have largely abated.


Wealthier colleges can offer more protection from COVID-19 than cash-strapped peers

While some colleges make extensive plans to guard against a spread of the coronavirus when they reopen, others can't afford to do as much and are worried about running out of basic supplies.


Another stimulus could be last federal help for colleges for a while

For struggling colleges hoping for help from Congress, the next relief package could be their last chance for a while.


Annual Grapevine survey finds modest continued increases in public higher education funding

All but three states reported year-over-year increases in funding for public higher education, annual survey of state financing finds.


State support for higher ed rises 3.7 percent, improves over 2017

Latest annual survey finds state support for higher education rose 3.7 percent in fiscal year 2018-19, up from just 1.6 percent the previous year.


Colleges cancel class due to poor air quality from California fires

Dozens of colleges in California have canceled classes, some through the Thanksgiving holiday.


Governors races and higher education

Many winners have ambitious plans for public higher ed. In Wisconsin race, unofficial returns have Scott Walker losing bid for re-election. Plus a list of higher ed pledges of winning candidates nationwide.


States pursue methods to reduce burden on students for online programs

Debate over the actual cost and value of online education continues to polarize participants. Meanwhile, state legislatures are looking for ways to cut costs for students.

States report 3.4 percent increase in higher education appropriations

Appropriations for higher education increased in more than three-quarters of states in 2016-17.


How to reverse and prevent state disinvestment in higher education

Documenting state disinvestment in public higher ed (and especially community colleges), think tank report urges new federal-state "compact."



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