Survey by private college group shows areas where liberal arts colleges outperform private and public universities, to reinforce differences among institution types.
After 3 years during which many colleges were cautious on fund-raising goals, 3 universities roll out campaigns of at least $1 billion in October, a vote of confidence in an uncertain philanthropy environment.
Despite an unconventional structure and a public launch in the middle of the economic downturn, Drake U. administrators are hopeful for outcome of $200 million campaign.
In a pilot, universities pay a little extra so alumni can have access to the scholarly article database after they graduate.
Educators consider how they can get "near-completers" to finish up their college degrees.
Fund-raising officials see U. of Southern California's announcement of $6 billion campaign as indication of optimism in the development market.
Colleges use quirky, game-oriented microsites to recruit prospective students and reconnect with alumni.
On dozens of campuses, students vote for small fee increases intended to generate money for environmental plans.
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