From 3 struggling public colleges, a new university emerges

Enrollment declines, state underfunding and structural deficits created a crisis in Vermont’s college system. Rather than close campuses, a statewide hybrid institution aims to cut costs and build long-term legislative backing.


New Jersey university faces scrutiny amid financial emergency

Governor Phil Murphy has called for an investigation into New Jersey City University's dramatic change in financial standing, which led NJCU to declare a financial emergency.


College Endowment Returns Down in New Report

New data shows college endowment returns are down after a banner year in 2021. Experts say the returns says more about a difficult year for the market than investment strategies.


Campuses try to alleviate student, staff inflation woes

Some higher ed institutions are working to ease financial burdens on students and employees as the cost of food, gas and basic essentials continues to rise.

Two dark-skinned women wearing blue shirts hold bags of groceries and stand in front of shelves of canned food.

EMU moves forward with private student housing partnership

Officials at Eastern Michigan University say a new public-private partnership is the only way to solve their student housing woes. Some worry about a slide toward privatization.


Online program enabler 2U resets its pricing model


2U is laying off 20 percent of its workforce in wake of merger with edX but resetting how it charges institutions and offering them incentives to lower tuition.

Logos of 2U, in blue, and edX, in black.

Understanding enrollment declines and what's ahead: Key podcast


Two national experts explore why community colleges have lost students, whether and when enrollments are likely to start climbing again, and how institutions should respond.

Joe Garcia, a white man with a goatee, and Nate Johnson, a bald white man with glasses.

New regulatory changes proposed by Education Department

The Education Department proposed a new regulatory change for 90-10 and an accountability metric for for-profit colleges, along with guidelines for colleges pursuing changes in ownership and Pell Grants for incarcerated students.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a middle-aged Hispanic man with glasses and a goatee.

Failed attempt at merger kills San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Art Institute ceases operations after an effort to merge into University of San Francisco is rejected.

The Diego Rivera fresco shows workers on scaffolding in front of a larger painted image of a man.

Sudden quiet leadership change follows turmoil at Saint Leo

President of four years departs with no notice at Roman Catholic university that has endured failed merger and seen enrollment drop by more than a third since 2015.

Jeffrey D. Senese, a white man with dark hair wearing a dark suit and green tie.


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