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America’s Innovation Engine Is Slowing

Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students attending universities that switch to online-only courses…

COVID-19 Could Be End of Line for Some Regional Colleges

The Vermont State Colleges System, which includes three four-year colleges and a community college, had been in financial…

Colleges Want No Repeat of the Last Recession’s Cuts

During the last recession more than a decade ago, states slashed about $33 billion in funding for the nation’s…

State Funding for Public Colleges Was Rebounding. Now They Brace for Coronavirus Budget Cuts

Most state funding for public colleges and universities is still not up to pre-recession levels — and it…

The ‘Public’ in Public College Could Be Endangered

Since the Great Recession, states have taken drastically different approaches to funding colleges. The pandemic poses an even…

Public Higher Ed Funding Still Has Not Recovered From 2008 Recession

State funding for higher education remains below pre-recession levels and will likely stay that way, a new report…

State support for higher ed rose again in 2019, but that trend is expected to stop

Although the boost in state appropriations would suggest a healthy funding outlook for the nation’s public colleges, the reality…

Coronavirus Could Cause a Long-Term Higher Ed Crisis

The impact of the coronavirus epidemic on higher education has been swift. The outbreak has already upended conference…

Has global higher education recovered from the financial crash?

Analysis of Unesco and OECD data suggests that, on the surface, spending has rebounded – but some fundamental…

What is the state of state higher ed funding?

Only about one in four U.S. adults say postsecondary education is affordable, according to a Gallup survey

Free college for everyone? School presidents aren’t impressed.

A dozen college presidents, most representing non-flagship public schools, gathered here recently for an annual media dinner. Many…

Some States Move Toward Financial Aid Based on Need Rather Than Merit

State-funded merit scholarships are politically popular. But as college tuition rises, policymakers in some states are starting to…

As Universities See State Funding Threatened, Will They Be Less Outspoken About Climate Change?

What happens when what your legislature wants is at odds with your student body or your faculty? What…

Dueling Conclusions on State Disinvestment

One report says funding cuts by states to public colleges are a problem; another says they’re a myth.

A Tale of Two Spenders: How State and Federal Higher Ed Spending Shifted During the Great Recession

Government spending on higher education has shifted significantly over the past two decades, with federal support increasing and…

Congress’s $2 billion to community colleges worth it or not?

Friday was “numbers Friday” at the Labor Department — the day when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases…

Two-Thirds of College Students Take On Debt, but Amount Is Rising More Slowly

America’s student debt is growing more slowly, but borrowing remains a fact of life for most students. The…

‘Nobody is Talking About This’: The Sorry State of Higher Ed Funding

Most Americans believe state spending for state colleges and universities has increased, or held steady, over the past…

The Top Public Schools in the WSJ/THE College Rankings

More than two dozen public schools placed in this year’s top 100 of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher…

State

New Mexico State University System Consolidating Three Community Colleges

Facing declining enrollment and a financial beating from the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico State University system will…

Pandemic in N.J. ‘Unlike Anything’ Before

Second nationally in deaths caused by the coronavirus. A frozen state budget. Efforts to recruit students to stay.…

Higher Ed ‘Will Never Be the Same:’ Commissioner

With no clear timeline for when state colleges and universities can safely operate amid the coronavirus pandemic, academic…

Community colleges scramble to graduate more working-age students

As state community colleges struggle to raise enrollment, they are looking to recruit more non-traditional students — those…

SUNY’s insufficient funding levels must be addressed

The SUNY and CUNY systems are among the most important engines of upward economic mobility in the state,…

Colorado campuses sound alarm as leaders push cost-cutting and “efficiency through starvation”

One by one, the leaders of Colorado’s colleges and universities appeared before lawmakers to make a collective plea:…

UAA enrollment drops 10% this fall after summer of tense budget battles

Leaders at the University of Alaska Anchorage are grappling with their largest drop in enrollment in years. The…

Methodology and full results

That plunged 52 percent to $4,552 per student in 2018. Pennsylvania now ranks near the bottom in most…

Penn State and Pa.’s public colleges are among the nation’s costliest — and are surprisingly empty

Pennsylvania taxpayer funding for higher education peaked in 2000 at an inflation-adjusted $9,433 per student, according to the…

Kevin Walthers: The Hancock Promise changes the odds for our community

As we approach the 2020 election season, most candidates are touting plans to address college affordability. This is…

If Missouri College Students Could Party Like It’s 1999, They’d Save About 61% On Tuition

Missouri state funding hasn’t kept up with student enrollment or inflation, higher education experts say, and that has…

Black college students in Illinois get the short end of the financial stick

Illinois is spending more on higher ed overall but less on financial aid, as pension plans gobble funding

Oregon “falling behind” on college affordability, data shows

Oregon is spending slightly more per student than before the Great Recession on higher education, but tuition is…

70% of college students graduate in debt: Northwest Indiana students talk about the reality of paying back loans after graduation

70% of college students graduate in debt: Northwest Indiana students talk about the reality of paying back loans…

Moving Away From Merit Aid

The University of Pittsburgh isn’t offering free tuition. Instead, it’s matching Pell Grants and shifting merit aid after…

Free College Proposal Raises Serious Questions

Gov. Lujan Grisham has put forth a plan (set for debate and possible approval in the 2020 Legislature)…

Michigan higher ed budget could lead to more tuition hikes, critics say

Michigan’s public universities aren’t thrilled with the higher education budget that passed the legislature this week, warning that…

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA CONSOLIDATES CAMPUSES AFTER BUDGET CUTS

Consolidating its three separate universities or units thereof are among the options open to the Alaska public higher…

Study: Low-income, students of color squeezed in Michigan’s college affordability crisis

A new study shows that Michigan’s public universities and community colleges are facing an affordability crisis, which has…

Opinion | Michigan is now 44th in per-resident support for higher ed

As state officials work toward the Michigan’s fiscal year 2020 budget, new data show how far our state…

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