Liberal arts colleges

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.

Wesleyan shifts away from need-blind policy, citing financial and ethical concerns

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Wesleyan University is moving away from need-blind admissions, saying that keeping the policy would require too much money and impose too much debt on some students.

Liberal arts college presidents say new forums needed to talk about sector's future

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To move the conversation about the future of liberal arts colleges forward, several presidents say new forums -- some open, some closed -- are needed.

Less elite colleges, well versed in confronting problems, think they can teach elites a few things

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Less-elite liberal arts colleges, which have struggled with demographic and economic change for years, think they have something to teach the elites, who are starting to consider those issues.

Lafayette conference focuses on shifting conversation about liberal arts' value

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While recognizing looming challenges, elite liberal arts college presidents think their best course is to continue to do what they do best and try to change the conversation about educational value.

Lafayette conference shows concern about liberal arts colleges' economic future

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At a conference this week, it is clear that elite liberal arts colleges are concerned about the future, and silver bullets are hard to find.

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