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Higher Education Funding

Higher Ed Funding Cuts, State by State

Michael Mitchell | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

With state legislative sessions beginning across the country, it's a good time to remind lawmakers that funding for public two- and four-year colleges remains well below pre-recession levels in almost every state.

California: Not Yet Meeting the Increasing Need for College Graduates

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 10.17.2016 | Education
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

We have often stated in this and other venues that the US as a whole, and each state in particular, needs to accelerate the growth of college-educated graduates in order to meet the demand of its industries and remain globally competitive.

How to Understand the High Cost of College

Gary A. Olson | Posted 06.14.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

Is it true that the cost of a college education is high? Absolutely. But it is not because colleges are gouging students or spending their resources wastefully. It is because college tuition today buys vastly more -- qualitatively and quantitatively -- than it used to.

An Investment in Education for the Next Generation of STEM Innovators Is a Smart Bet

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

As the focus on innovation and technology in American industries continues to sharpen, the need for qualified applicants in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields will also become more evident.

Revisions to Higher Ed Act Could Cost Taxpayers More

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Wendy B. Libby

As students and families continue to financially recover from the lingering economic downturn, federal student aid remains key to providing access to higher education for low- and middle-income students.

Tyler Kingkade

ASU Says Starbucks Partnership Isn't About Making Up For Budget Cuts | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.17.2014 | College

Representatives from Arizona State University insisted Tuesday that the school's new partnership with Starbucks was not struck to make up for budget c...

Yup, States Are Still Cutting Funding For Higher Education

stateline | Sandy Johnson | Posted 05.01.2014 | College

The following comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. The recession is over. So why are some states still cutting fun...

Public Colleges Are Still Suffering

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Public colleges in much of the country are in better financial health this year, but overall, appropriations are still 4 percent below where it they w...

College Completion: Performance-Based Funding Can Enhance Individual Investments and Promote the Public Good

Dr. Jamie Williamson | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Dr. Jamie Williamson

College graduates can count on higher personal income, better benefit packages, and the likelihood of living a longer, happier life. Our society can count on college graduates to be less violent, to be more economically independent, and to be more tolerant, open minded and civically engaged.

How Some States Are Actually Putting Money Into Higher Ed

stateline | Susan Milligan | Posted 07.08.2013 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Community Colleges We Need

John Engler | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
John Engler

While the data are clear -- it is much better to have a college degree than not -- it is also true that not all valuable degrees need to put families into serious debt. Many community colleges today prove that value can be had at a reasonable price.

Oregon's Community Colleges: The Utility Players of Our Education Enterprise

Dr. Lawrence Galizio | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Dr. Lawrence Galizio

What do former professional athletes Sammy Baugh, George Blanda, Bert Campaneris and Jose Oquendo have in common? They are all recognized as having...

Separate and Unequal in Higher Education

Ira Rubenzahl | Posted 08.12.2013 | College
Ira Rubenzahl

It's been almost 60 years since the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education led to the dismantling of segregated schools in the South...

States Still Spending Less Per College Student Than In 2008

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

High school students who are graduating this year and getting ready to enter college face a higher education system that still hasn't rebounded from t...

Diversity in College Faculty Just as Important as Student Body

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

More Americans from every color and creed are now earning college educations so college faculty should reflect that. While students can certainly learn from people outside their own sex, ethnicity and belief system, faculty with similar backgrounds provide stronger role models.

Heaven or Hell?

Mary Cullinan | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Mary Cullinan

What will an American dystopia look like if current trends continue? Imagine college-going rates dropping to those of the 1940's. Imagine residential universities becoming options only for the top two percent.

Who's Responsible for Public Higher Education?

Mary Cullinan | Posted 04.07.2013 | College
Mary Cullinan

States are stretched thin. Many states are no longer the major funders for their state universities. Yet state mandates are becoming more aggressive, and voices calling for institutions to change are becoming more discordant and contradictory

A College Education Is About More Than a First Job

Hunter R. Rawlings III | Posted 04.02.2013 | College
Hunter R. Rawlings III

In tough economic times, with pressure mounting to prove that college is "worth it," we need to remember that the fundamental value of a college degree lies in planting the seeds of lifelong learning.

Report Shows Why For-Profit College Enrollment Exploded

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.26.2012 | College

A report released this month by the U.S. Treasury Department shows a correlation between state budget cuts to community colleges over the past decade ...

What Are 'MOOC's and Why Are Education Leaders Interested in Them?

Impatient Optimists | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

It's a question higher education leaders are asking themselves a lot these days -- what are these so-called MOOCs and should their college or university offer one?

Tyler Kingkade

Major Inititave In California Depends On College Students | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.29.2012 | College

With support for Proposition 30 sliding among California voters, the decision to approve the initiative, which would raise taxes on the wealthy to inc...

The Corporate University Model: Part 2

Stuart McIntyre | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Stuart McIntyre

As private funding displaces public funding and the diversity of people and ideas is diminished, the corporate university will become an institution that serves private interests over vital public goods.

The Corporate University Model: Part One

Stuart McIntyre | Posted 05.13.2012 | College
Stuart McIntyre

The modern corporate university will be a center of economic activity. Programs that bring in money will be given priority for funding, and their surpluses can be reinvested into programs that run at a loss, if the administration so chooses.

It's Time to Think Differently About Education Funding

Chacona Winters Johnson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Detroit
Chacona Winters Johnson

It is clear that the state can no longer provide excellence in public education on its own. That is why it is crucial for our communities to follow the lead of higher education to come together to inject philanthropy into public education.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Worth Saving

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.22.2011 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

If you haven't been paying much attention to the debate concerning the relevance and effectiveness of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), now is the time to sit up and take notice.