Liberal arts colleges

White House's new scorecard oversimplifies institutions, liberal arts advocates say

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Advocates for liberal arts education worry that White House’s new College Scorecard oversimplifies the college-selection process and places too much emphasis on financial aspects of the decision.

In the Netherlands, the growth of liberal arts colleges has influenced the higher ed sector as a whole

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The growth of liberal arts colleges in the Netherlands has helped pave the way for broader changes in the country’s higher education sector.

Private college presidents push campaign to limit use of non-need-based aid

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At meeting of private college presidents, campaign to discourage use of student aid that is not tied to financial need gains some momentum.

Sage Colleges reinstate tenure to improve academic profile

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While the percentage of tenured faculty members continues to decline nationally, the Sage Colleges worked to re-establish the practice in a bid to improve the institution's academic profile.

Liberal arts colleges rethink their messaging in the face of criticism

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Colleges and organizations promoting liberal arts education, tired of being the anecdote for every article about the changing higher education landscape, are trying to find a way to get their message across.

Study finds that liberal arts colleges are disappearing

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Study finds a significant decline over the last 20 years in number of institutions whose missions align with the sector.

Grinnell, one of the country's wealthiest colleges, questions sustainability of financial aid

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Grinnell College, one of the wealthiest liberal arts colleges, says its current financial aid policy is unsustainable, raising questions for other need-blind institutions. 

Wofford finds new revenue letting nearby medical students pay to use campus

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Wofford lets nearby medical school pay for students to use campus facilities, highlighting potential revenue stream for liberal arts colleges that don't want to change their missions.

A new analysis of spending by liberal arts colleges

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A new analysis compares the differences and similarities of spending at liberal arts colleges with more wealth (and higher tuition rates) and those without.

Midway College's attempt at creating a pharmacy school shows dangers of assumed quick fix

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Midway College’s aborted effort to construct a pharmacy school shows that an assumed quick fix to finance problems might not be as easy as it seems.

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