Rick Seltzer

Rick Seltzer, Reporter, covers business and management for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in 2016 after working as a money and general-assignment reporter for The Baltimore Business Journal. Previously, he was a business reporter for The Bloomington Herald-Times, and he covered small business and health care for the Central New York Business Journal. Rick, a native of South Central Pennsylvania, started his career as a local beat reporter for The Harrisburg Patriot-News. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 after interning at the Patriot-News and The Syracuse Post-Standard.

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January 22, 2018
Nationally, state support for higher education increased 1.6 percent from 2017 to 2018, its slowest growth in five years.
January 18, 2018
Ithaca College president's 2001 no-contest plea receives new scrutiny, even though she says she entered it under extreme circumstances and has been up front about her past.
January 17, 2018
Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.
January 16, 2018
The ABA has publicly posted reports on the accreditation status of more than 5 percent of the law schools it approves in the last 18 months, providing a window into the continued aftereffects of the law school bubble.
January 15, 2018
A significant number of former Obama administration officials have become college presidents, and many are women -- revealing truths about hiring nontraditional presidents.
January 12, 2018
The University of Louisville has to restart a senior-level executive search after its recently named chief financial officer decided not to take the job the week before he was scheduled to start.
January 11, 2018
Developments since 1967 at small, private, nonelite colleges are the subject of new research, providing rarely seen insight into changes over time in one of the most worried-about sectors in higher ed.
January 11, 2018
A recent survey of college and university leaders shows they believe the top reputational risks to their institutions over the last three years fall under the categories of campus climate, sexual assault, academic programs and student behavior. But top reputational risks going forward start with higher education’s business model -- an area including enrollment trends, fiscal management, staffing levels and tuition management. Major areas of reputational risk in the next three years also include sexual assault and campus climate issues.
January 11, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University is eliminating 4 percent of its full-time work force in the midst of a multiyear budget crunch. The university will cut between 20 and 25 staff members and chop 15 to 20 vacant staff positions, it announced Tuesday. No faculty positions are currently being eliminated, according to officials. But some vacant instructional positions could remain unfilled.
January 9, 2018
Authors acknowledge challenges for four-year colleges and worry about their future as drivers of opportunity. But they believe colleges are adaptable and will continue to offer students value.

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July 28, 2017
July 29, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Business Officers examines the views of key campus financial leaders on a range of issues. A report on the survey, which was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webcast on the results and take your questions. Sign up here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from First American Education Finance, Laserfiche, Oracle, Workday and Workiva.
April 28, 2017
Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump.
February 7, 2017
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has family and likely financial connections to The College Fix, a conservative news site that often criticizes liberal bias in higher education.
July 19, 2016
Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.

Rick Seltzer, Reporter, covers business and management for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in 2016 after working as a money and general-assignment reporter for The Baltimore Business Journal. Previously, he was a business reporter for The Bloomington Herald-Times, and he covered small business and health care for the Central New York Business Journal. Rick, a native of South Central Pennsylvania, started his career as a local beat reporter for The Harrisburg Patriot-News. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 after interning at the Patriot-News and The Syracuse Post-Standard.

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