Zenith Education gets a new leader, $250 million as it seeks to turn around former Corinthian programs

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Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

New California budget increases higher education funding, on one condition

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To receive portions of the money allocated to them in the new state budget, California's public universities will need to admit more in-state students.

Paper challenges accuracy of Delta Cost Project data

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For researchers, the Delta Cost Project is the premier database for measuring higher education finance. But the way the data are organized can be misleading, a new paper argues.

Improved economy leads to enrollment dips among two-year and for-profit colleges

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Student enrollment numbers are down at two-year colleges and four-year for-profit institutions, according to a new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report. 

Colleges that miss enrollment targets step up their summer recruitment

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What happens after tuition-dependent private colleges miss their enrollment goals? Depends on the campus.

New data show slowing national enrollment decline

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National enrollment slide slows, but community colleges and for-profits continue to lose students, with differences among age groups.

Quinnipiac faculty 'reeling' from rapid cuts

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Quinnipiac professors are still 'reeling' from a rapid-fire round of faculty layoffs and wondering why some faculty jobs are being eliminated even as new ones are being created.


Retiring professor says he's ready to leave academe and others should, too

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Lots of faculty members are delaying retirement as long as possible. A Penn State political scientist says that's a bad idea -- and sets off debate when he follows through on his idea.

Princeton grad student takes on the humanities crisis from a decidedly gendered perspective

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Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.

NACUBO survey reports sixth consecutive year of discount rate increases

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Discount rates at private colleges continue to grow, according to annual survey, reflecting the myriad pressures that are weakening college pricing power.


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