Business / financial management

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.

State support for higher ed increased in 2017, but so did tuition revenue

Annual report on public higher education finance shows more states relying more heavily on tuition, even in a year when appropriations rose nationally.

House GOP bill would raise colleges' costs for reimbursing federal aid when students drop out

Community colleges would face big cost increases under House GOP's plan to overhaul repayment system for federal aid when students drop out.

Accreditor backs Purdue University Global as more for-profits seek to convert or sell

Accreditor's backing of the Purdue-Kaplan deal paves the way for a new, unusual public university, while giving a boost to other for-profit conversions, partnerships and acquisitions.

State support for higher ed grows 1.6 percent in 2018

Nationally, state support for higher education increased 1.6 percent from 2017 to 2018, its slowest growth in five years.

Dozens more colleges will pay endowment taxes if growth rates continue

The number of institutions subject to the newly enacted tax could grow by dozens in future years.

Some tax-bill provisions opposed by higher ed dropped in conference negotiations

Reports indicate congressional negotiators have dropped repeal of tax-exempt tuition waivers for graduate students and other provisions affecting higher ed from final tax-reform bill.

Barnard announces criteria for evaluating fossil fuel companies' investment worthiness

Barnard unveils criteria it will use to evaluate whether a fossil fuel company is a good or bad actor worthy of its investment. An emphasis is on climate science.

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.

In unusual collaboration, 16 Southern liberal arts colleges to share a law firm

In unusual collaboration, Associated Colleges of the South strikes agreement with national law firm to provide legal services to its member institutions.

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