Business issues

What it might mean when a college's discount rate tops 60 percent

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How high is too high a discount to offer students? Nearly 10 percent of colleges have rates of 60 percent or more. For some it appears to be a sign of distress, yet others see a strategy.

Ohio 2-year colleges to share administrators in bid to cut operating costs

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Two small two-year institutions in northwest Ohio craft plan to combine key administrative positions to save money. Officials say no merger is planned -- but faculty leaders are skeptical.

Drexel U. charts a new course for itself

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The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 

Kentucky State U., an HBCU, drops a quarter of its students for unpaid bills

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Kentucky State University tells a fourth of its student body to leave because they haven't paid their bills.

Consultants' best case scenarios rarely reality

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Consultants help colleges save money, but not as much as colleges might expect, according to a new report.

Rockstar parking, heavily subsidized and often lucky, is about to get more expensive on college campuses

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Should professors and students pay more for the best spots? Yes, say parking reformers. 

President of the nation's largest community college calls out anti-tax lawmakers

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The president of the country's largest community college called state legislators bullies. Did he go too far?

Merger talks between Montreat College and Point University suddenly collapse

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A deal to merge two Christian colleges in the South collapsed. It's not entirely clear why Montreat College and Point University weren't meant for each other, but many at Montreat agree it's a good thing.

College work forces grew but not as fast as enrollment

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Study documents that growth in higher ed hiring in recent years has failed to keep pace with enrollment increases, and challenges idea that tuition increases can be blamed on professors' pay.

Yeshiva, which has junk bond finances, isn't going anywhere, professors say

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Yeshiva's finances look bad, but some faculty members there do not despair.


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