Liberal arts colleges

Revenue Dip for Private Colleges

Institutions worked to maintain enrollment through increased aid and lower tuition increases, but net tuition and fee revenues are expected to fall on many campuses, Moody's reports.

Path to Transfer

Mount Holyoke College works to boost number of community college transfers, achieving unusual success for a liberal arts college.

The Price of an Enrollment Shortfall

Down a few dozen, Sweet Briar suspends retirement contributions and (briefly) pay for president and top officials. Is this the cost of keeping discount rate level?

Mixed Impact of Aid Shifts

Elite private colleges have seen slight increase in share of student body from low incomes, but their wealthiest students have seen notable gains as well.

Room for Improvement

Employer survey backed by liberal education group suggests a new emphasis on the quality of undergraduate education.

2 People, 1 Job, 36 Years

Husband-and-wife historians at Earlham have spent more than three decades sharing a job.

Fowl Play at Reed College

A student-led course on how to properly slaughter, clean and dress a chicken goes awry.

Bold Choices

Grinnell's new president reflects growing trend of liberal arts colleges hiring leaders from different kinds of institutions -- a development that may also increase the diversity of the selections.

Step Right Up

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Sensing opportunity, more private institutions court community college transfer students.

Slashing Prices

Tuition discounting reached record high levels at private colleges and universities in 2008, and the largest share of that aid was awarded without consideration of students’ financial need, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

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