Business / financial management

University Senate report calls on Rutgers athletics to become self-sustaining

After years of having one of the most highly subsidized athletics departments, a universitywide panel at Rutgers pushes reforms that would end contributions from student fees and the university.

Drexel U. charts a new course for itself

The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 

Wisconsin looks to cut higher ed by $300M, tries to give something in return

Governor Scott Walker wants to remove $300 million from university system, and offers campuses more autonomy in return. But higher ed leaders say the trade isn't nearly enough to offset the cuts.

Grand Canyon U., a major for-profit college, considers becoming nonprofit

One of the nation's largest for-profit colleges is thinking about becoming a nonprofit. 

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."


Kentucky State U., an HBCU, drops a quarter of its students for unpaid bills

Kentucky State University tells a fourth of its student body to leave because they haven't paid their bills.

A (slightly) more nuanced Bill Gates offers vision of higher education

The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.

Wilberforce University, the country's oldest private historically black institution, could lose accreditation

After more than a decade of decline and alleged financial mismanagement, the country's oldest private historically black university risks losing its accreditation, which could be fatal.


Merger talks between Montreat College and Point University suddenly collapse

A deal to merge two Christian colleges in the South collapsed. It's not entirely clear why Montreat College and Point University weren't meant for each other, but many at Montreat agree it's a good thing.

Grand Canyon University wants tax breaks as it expands in Arizona

Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks as it expands.


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