States

Idaho direct enrollment program automatically admits high school seniors to public colleges

A new statewide initiative automatically admits graduating seniors to college in Idaho.

New program at New Jersey's Kean U. will limit the number of state residents

A new program at a public university in New Jersey will have a cap on the number of state residents as institution looks overseas for students.

Student advocacy group blames state disinvestment for tuition increases

Grading states' support for higher education, an advocacy group for students makes the case that legislators and governors are responsible for rising public college tuitions.

Complete College America report tracks state approaches to performance-based funding

Complete College America talks up peformance-based funding at its annual meeting, releasing a report that rates the 16 states that have tried it so far.

Washington State lawmakers propose surcharge on international student tuition

In Washington state, legislators propose a 20 percent surcharge on international student tuition. The universities worry that students will stop coming.

New Hampshire-approved university in Italy comes under scrutiny

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Reported dysfunction at a New Hampshire-approved college outside Turin raises questions about the role of states in overseeing institutions abroad.

 

University of Texas community rallies behind Austin president in dispute with politicians

UT-Austin president saw an outpouring of support after speculation that his governing board and state politicians wanted him gone.

University of Pikeville seeks to join Kentucky public higher education system

U. of Pikeville will probably face political headwinds in push to become a public university in Kentucky.

Bang for Their Bucks

New study suggests which state higher ed systems most effectively use their funds -- and which don't.

Can ACT Improve the Pipeline?

As more states consider the test as part of high school assessment programs, policy experts see results but urge caution.

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