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May 22, 2020
A new 50-state comparison by the Education Commission of the States shows how states determine or cap tuition rates at public colleges. The comparison reveals that 43 states and the District of Columbia have adopted a state statute that details tuition-setting authority for four-year public colleges. Forty-six states plus Washington, D.C., have done so for two-year public colleges.
May 21, 2020
Tuition discount rates have been rising for years, but for a majority of colleges, enrollment rates are flat or declining. If this trend continues, more and more private colleges could be forced to close, experts say.
May 19, 2020
MaryAnn Baenninger, president of Drew University, will step down in July when her contract ends, according to an email from William W. Landis III, Board of Trustees chair. Landis sent the email to Drew constituencies on Monday.
May 18, 2020
Calvin University announced Friday that it received a $22.2 million gift to open a business school. In addition to building a brand-new school of business, the anonymous gift will be used to make improvements to shared spaces in the DeVos Communication Center, which will connect to the new school. The gift also provides endowment funds to support a dean and faculty members for the new school.
May 18, 2020
Pine Manor College has struggled financially for years, but pandemic-related challenges helped push it into a merger deal with nearby Boston College.
May 15, 2020
Wells College relies heavily on student fee revenue in its operating budget. Without students on campus, the college will be forced to shut its doors, its president said.
May 14, 2020
Researchers expected any kind of higher education to boost job prospects for Americans recently out of work. But they found those with graduate degrees are doing better than other degree holders.
May 11, 2020
Paine College in Augusta, Ga., lost its appeal to keep its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, WJBF reported. The historically black college’s accreditor moved to strip Paine’s accreditation in 2019. Paine appealed the decision, citing irregularities of due process. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Paine could not adequately prove technical errors in the accreditor's review process.
May 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of students in need of financial assistance. The race to meet that need has been slowed by red tape and insufficient funding.
May 7, 2020
A weekly survey looked at job loss and education plans across different industries, finding workers prefer nondegree training over completing college degrees.


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