The gap between wealthy universities and the rest of the pack is widening at an ever faster pace, leaving low-income students in the lurch.
Brice Harris, a community college veteran, is new chancellor of cash-strapped state system. His job won't be easy.
Federal spending on the biggest student grant program surprisingly declines by $2.2 billion, even as numbers of recipients increased. But a sword still hangs over the program.
City College of San Francisco's accreditation is in limbo. Shutting down probably isn't a possibility, but the college is in a deep hole. What went wrong?
Some California community colleges have 1,700 students per academic adviser. But a state law designed to protect faculty jobs may help prevent the hiring of more counselors.
California lawmaker wants to make two-tiered pricing at community colleges legal, partially to prevent minority students from attending for-profits. But critics say the bill opens door to privatization.
With state lawmakers unwilling to fund capital projects at colleges and universities, public institutions increasingly turn to debt to finance construction and maintenance.
Tough new regulations are unlikely this year in Washington, but in California a new state law, hearings and multiple investigations are kicking off.
Institutional endowments for the 2011 fiscal year showed returns similar to pre-recession levels, but many still worth less than in 2007.
For three years, Illinois has delayed payments to public colleges, presenting a different sort of budgeting problem for administrators.
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