Institutional administration

University of Arizona acquires Ashford University

Former for-profit Ashford University, which enrolls 35,000 students, will become the new, nonprofit University of Arizona Global Campus.

Presidents give their colleges mixed grades on remote learning. How is that influencing their decisions about fall?

Presidents give their colleges and universities mixed grades on the remote learning they offered last spring. How is that influencing their decisions about reopening campuses this fall?

House Dems propose billions for states and colleges, but Republicans oppose bill

House Democrats unveil a $3 trillion proposal, including tens of billions for colleges. But Senate Republicans say, "It's not going anywhere."

Colleges worry about implications of religious freedom rule

Proposed Education Department rule has higher ed lobbyists worried about possible loss of federal grants for public colleges over barring recognition of religious groups with membership restrictions.

Sanders outflanks Warren with proposal for universal student loan debt relief

Critics of both plans say Sanders's proposal for universal debt relief amplifies existing issues with Warren's plan, which includes caps on income for beneficiaries.

Selective universities want more high-achieving community college students to transfer

Many community college students with high grade point averages aren't transferring to four-year institutions, new research finds, a fact some of the nation's most selective universities want to change.

Education Department delays disclosures under gainful employment while working to replace rule

Education Department announces a second yearlong delay of some gainful-employment disclosures as DeVos works on a do-over of the vocational education rule.

NACUBO report finds tuition discounting up again

Private college discount rates continue to increase in efforts to attract students. Burden on budgets also continues to grow.

Eastern Michigan professors criticize decision to cut four sports

The faculty union at Eastern Michigan University is blasting administrators there for cutting four sports while football -- a money- and game-losing program -- remains intact. 

Mount Ida, after trying for a merger, will shut down

Mount Ida, after failed attempt at merger, will shut down. It is third college in 2018 to announce it will close.

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