California Governor Gavin Newsom this week released a budget proposal that includes $39.6 billion for higher education and ties the funding to specific affordability, equity, and completion targets.
The University of Houston may not have as many resources as other institutions, but it is proving that you don’t need hundreds of millions to make faculty diversity a priority.
Colleges are anticipating an increase in gap year requests among higher-income students, further complicating institutions’ financial outlook.
More than 50 U.S. colleges and universities are facing lawsuits from undergraduate students seeking tuition, room-and-board, and fee refunds, but economists point out that many colleges’ costs have actually increased since the pandemic began.
Federal officials are beginning to make available the $14 billion set aside for higher education in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, but college leaders are seeking guidance on how to distribute the limited aid for maximum impact.
Having asked students to leave campus, many colleges and universities now find themselves navigating another challenge: requests to provide refunds for student housing, meal plans, and other fees.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of higher education, but historically Black colleges and universities are in a uniquely precarious position.
Since becoming the president of Purdue University, Mitch Daniels has frozen the land-grant school’s in-state tuition at $9,992 for seven years straight—an anomaly as the cost of higher education rises nationwide.
The University of Chicago’s annual cost of attendance could soon reach six figures, according to an analysis exploring college sticker prices and the impact of widespread discounting.
Student debt, federal budget cuts, and rising costs are straining all of higher education, but they are “killing HBCUs,” warns Delece Smith-Barrow, asserting that the federal government must intervene to prevent HBCUs’ extinction.
A growing number of smaller, less-selective colleges are facing declining enrollment and financial hardship—with some forced to close their doors before current students can graduate.
Bennett College, a historically Black women’s liberal arts college, recently raised $8.2 million in a push to keep its doors open, but the effort highlighted a perennial challenge: the scarcity of transformational donations to HBCUs.