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Reversing The Trend of Slashing Public University Budgets

Robert L. Caret | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Robert L. Caret

If public colleges and universities did nothing other than educate millions of students, they would be indispensable to the American economy. But their importance extends far beyond that, as they have become vital engines of innovation, conducting much of the research that leads to scientific breakthroughs and to new products and jobs.

The Student Loan Debt Problem: Focus on Public Colleges

Daniel Luzer | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Daniel Luzer

Which colleges are really to blame for the $1 trillion worth of student debt America holds? The worst offenders are probably for-profit colleges. The real source of America's student debt problem, however, is the country's public colleges and universities.

Pedagogy of the Depressed

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

Can students really be taught critical thinking, civics, and citizenship skills in a standardized format that values conformity? Will relying on MOOCs and automation in the long-term turn professors into "delivery managers" and students into automatons and passive consumers rather than citizens?

Warning: America's Education Edge Is Eroding

| Jon Marcus | Posted 03.06.2013 | College

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. The amount b...

Creating a New Model of Shared Services: Dual -- Not Dueling -- Campus Leadership

Candace Vancko | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Candace Vancko

Anticipating my reaction to leaving the campus that I had been leading for 13 years, the provost said, "No, you're not leaving Delhi. We want you to be president of both campuses." This unconventional move was inspired by a mandate across SUNY to do more with less.

Improving College Affordability: The Ball Is in the States' Courts

Elsa Nunez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Elsa Nunez

The excitement that typically surrounds college acceptance letters coming into households around the country is now being tempered by more than a little trepidation. The cost of college combined with a troubled economy means tough choices for prospective students.

The 10 Best State Schools

Posted 12.17.2012 | College

Want to go to college in your state but don't want to break the bank? You might want to check out your local state college. (Although, you still migh...

More Campuses Freeze Or Cut Tuition As Backlash Continues

| Jon Marcus | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. As public anger over college costs continue, and legislators in some st...

Out-Of-State, International Students Used To Fill Budget Gaps (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.13.2012 | College

When states cut funding to public higher education, universities usually raise tuition. That's nothing new. What is new is the trend of administrators...

30 Celebs Who Attended Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman, Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.05.2012 | College

Many celebrities have attended public colleges, trudging along the campus paths and sitting in the same dinning halls as students do today. Though...

Putting 'Public' Back in Public Universities

Daniel Little | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Daniel Little

Since the 1970s the share of the costs of a public college education funded by the taxpayer has dropped precipitously. Now it is typical for state appropriations to cover only 20 percent or less of the actual cost of education in a public university.

Tyler Kingkade

UVA Turmoil Is 'Exhibit A' Of Troubles Public Colleges Face | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- It’s a rough time to be running a public university. Teresa Sullivan's sudden removal as president of the University of Virginia, and...

The Most Expensive 4-Year Public Colleges

Posted 08.14.2012 | College

Students at Penn State pay the highest tuition bill in the country among four-year public colleges according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Depa...

The 14 Highest Paid Public College Presidents

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.30.2012 | College

Public universities may be suffering disinvestment from state governments, but their presidents are still taking home hefty salaries. According to ...

The 10 Cheapest Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.30.2012 | College

Everyone seems to be talking about the exorbitant cost of higher education lately. Over the past few years, states have made higher education a tar...

Public Colleges Outsourcing Some Services As States Slash Budgets

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

Public colleges can't do it all, at least not when the economy is weak. More public colleges are farming out the non-educational aspects of their c...

For the Have-Nots, the Rocky Road Through College

Jeff Selingo | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

As some expensive private colleges compete to fill their seats and cash-strapped public colleges look for ways to handle more students, today's emerging providers will get a second look by college leaders and students seeking quality alternatives.

Maryland Petitions For Voters' Decision On Measure Allowing Aliens In-State Tuition

Posted 09.22.2011 | Education

Opponents of a Maryland bill that would allow some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition have collected enough signatures to force a referendum t...

10 CHEAPEST Public Colleges For Out-Of-State Students

Posted 08.10.2012 | College

Want to go to a out-of-state public university, but don't want to lose your shirt in the process? Try either one of the Dakotas. US News and World...

We Need Higher Ed Uncut

Christopher Newfield | Posted 07.11.2011 | College
Christopher Newfield

For the twenty years that I have been at the University of California, the system has steadily squeezed undergraduate instruction because it couldn't spend its resources on small scale forms of active learning.

Public Colleges' Debt Outpaces Financial Resources

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Public colleges' per-student debt has outgrown their per-student financial resources, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service. The C...

Virginia AG, Ken Cuccinelli, Tells Public Colleges To End Protections For Gay Students, Staff

Washington Post | Rosalind S. Helderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

RICHMOND -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has urged the state's public colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimina...