Amid a financial crisis, California's community college system proposes an end to students repeating courses they've already passed, particularly physical education and arts courses.
Cooper Union, tuition-free for more than a century, will keep its traditional undergraduate divisions free by cutting expenses and charging for some new programs.
Indiana revises its performance-funding formula, putting new emphasis on progress toward degree, but not all institutions see an equal shot at the money.
Valencia College wins inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, another sign that foundations and lawmakers are emphasizing completion rates for community colleges.
A new paper by an English professor argues that literary research, much of which is rarely cited, is not an efficient use of university resources.
Study suggests that private colleges with many such programs may pay a price in tuition and research revenues.
In the wake of credit crisis, universities have improved liquidity and developed new tools to manage money and communicate financial decisions.
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.
Preliminary data show endowment gains approaching pre-recession levels, with wealthy institutions sticking to their high-risk, high-reward investment strategies.
Cooper Union debate about charging tuition points to the challenges of maintaining tuition-free higher education.
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