Business / financial management

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. 

Wisconsin looks to cut higher ed by $300M, tries to give something in return

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Governor Scott Walker wants to remove $300 million from university system, and offers campuses more autonomy in return. But higher ed leaders say the trade isn't nearly enough to offset the cuts.

Grand Canyon U., a major for-profit college, considers becoming nonprofit

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One of the nation's largest for-profit colleges is thinking about becoming a nonprofit. 

How to reverse and prevent state disinvestment in higher education

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Documenting state disinvestment in public higher ed (and especially community colleges), think tank report urges new federal-state "compact."

 

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.

A (slightly) more nuanced Bill Gates offers vision of higher education

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The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.

Wilberforce University, the country's oldest private historically black institution, could lose accreditation

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After more than a decade of decline and alleged financial mismanagement, the country's oldest private historically black university risks losing its accreditation, which could be fatal.

 

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.

Grand Canyon University wants tax breaks as it expands in Arizona

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Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks as it expands.

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.

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