Economy

Tinkering With GET a Band-Aid For Higher Ed (Opinion)

Lawmakers must establish dedicated revenue to provide adequate subsidy for public education.

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Private College Costs Up Again But At Slower Rate

It’s what passes for good news on college costs these days: Private colleges and universities increased tuition 3.9 percent this fall, a rate well above overall inflation but the smallest increase in at least four decades, and substantially lower than prices have been rising at public universities.

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Study: URI Financing Down Nearly In Half Since '02

A national report says state support for the University of Rhode Island has fallen so dramatically that its mission and future are in jeopardy.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Pushes Proposals To Turn Out More College Graduates

Gov. Rick Perry sent a strong message to universities on Monday: Those not graduating their students would receive less funding under a proposal that he’s pushing.

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State Economy Depends On More Support For Public Colleges (Opinion)

Massachusetts lawmakers and education officials have proven time and again that they will turn the world upside to give a competitive edge to public school students in grades K-12. By comparison, a public college student could be drowning and expect nothing from the state but another faceful of water.

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Southern New Model For Fund-Cut Schools

As Louisiana’s colleges limp along after losing nearly half-a-billion dollars in state funding over the past four years, Southern University may emerge as the model for how universities restructure themselves going forward, higher education leaders said Wednesday.

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University Of Central Oklahoma Launches $40 Million Fundraising Campaign

University of Central Oklahoma kicked off its Always Central campaign on Tuesday. Although the announcement marked the official opening of the public phase of the campaign, the drive already has netted $30.4 million in donations.

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Ohio State U President Expenses In The Millions

E. Gordon Gee makes millions as president of Ohio State University, but a Dayton Daily News investigation found the university spends almost as much for Gee to travel the globe, throw parties, wine and dine donors, woo prospective faculty, hang out with students and staff and maintain a 9,600-square-foot mansion on 1.3 acres.

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Kan. Regents OK $47.1M Higher Ed Budget Request

The Kansas Board of Regents approved a request Thursday to seek an additional $47.1 million in funding for higher education in 2013.

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