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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.

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A ‘Game Changer’ for Research, Reputations of ‘Emerging’ Texas Universities

A new $3.9 billion endowment to support four public universities will boost research and innovation and, state officials hope, attract top faculty members and students.

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Regional Colleges Saw Biggest Application Gains After Tuition Resets

A new report compared post-reset application growth at nationally known and regional institutions.

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Tuition Resets Continue Amid Public Skepticism of College’s Value

Bridgewater College in Virginia and Wartburg College in Iowa are two of the latest institutions to announce drastic cuts to their tuition sticker prices.

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Time to Get Real About Tuition

The high-tuition, high-discount model is no longer serving most private colleges—or higher education as a whole, David Bushman writes.

WSJ Report Finds Sharp Spending Increase at Flagships

A Wall Street Journal analysis looking at two decades’ worth of financial documents found that spending at flagship institutions has...
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Hope College Bets on Tuition-Free Program

Hope College lets a small group of students attend for free and asks them to donate money to the institution after they graduate. An effort to raise $1 billion to expand the pilot program campuswide is going slowly.