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The Uncertain Future of Private Research Universities

The growing share of research costs covered by institutions risks making the private research university business model unsustainable, Robert A. Brown writes.

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Turning Students’ College Intentions Into Enrollments

A new survey from Art & Science Group suggests colleges should invest in cultivating recent high school grads who have considered a 4-year degree but not followed through.

California State System Reports No Direct Investments in Israel

The California State University System recently indicated that it has no direct ownership of stocks or bonds in companies based...
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‘Pulling Back the Veil’ on Enrollment Management

Stephen Burd’s new book blames much of higher ed’s current woes on the multi-million dollar industry. He spoke with IHE about how admissions became a numbers game and why poor students are worse off for it.

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Inching Toward the $100,000 Sticker Price

Some selective institutions are expected to hit six figures soon, though such pricing will likely have more of a psychological and political impact than a financial one.

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Boosting the Bottom Line Through Athletics

Big-time college sports, often money-losing enterprises, have contracted in recent years—even as smaller, tuition-dependent institutions add teams to boost enrollment.

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Future of OPMs in Flux as Regulations Loom

University relationships with online program managers could be turned on their heads in 2024, as the government considers more oversight into OPM contracts.

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‘Merit Scholarship’ or Enrollment Incentive?

Non-need-based merit aid has surged in the past decade, especially at struggling public institutions looking to boost enrollment. Some say it’s an unacknowledged equity issue.