Student Retention

Protecting Your Institution from the Student Debt Problem

With the nation's student debt passing $1 trillion, those questioning the cost and value of higher education are getting more attention in the mainstream media. Has your institution felt pressure to justify its tuition? Have you seen admission and retention numbers drop? The issue of student debt isn't going away, but there are ways to minimize its impact on your institution.

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Models of Efficiency Winter 2012 Honorees

As we come to the close of the year, and of budgets for many, University Business’ Winter 2012 Models of Efficiency honorees offer up excellent examples of ways in which colleges and universities can save money and reduce their bottom line. From automation to consolidation to going digital, these nine winners provide a series of successful ideas that can help with evaluating, planning, and squeezing more out of next year’s budgets.

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Private Pa. College Offering Free Room And Board For Sandy Victims

A private Pennsylvania college is offering New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy two years free room and board, joining the growing number of schools giving scholarships and other financial help to students impacted by the storm.

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Purdue University and prospective students benefit from improved admissions process

Hobsons education solutions streamline communications and recruiting on the Indiana campus

At a school the size of Purdue University, just scheduling campus visits by prospective students could overwhelm an admissions department. Add accepted student receptions and recruiting events, and the pressure can seem worse than for a high school senior awaiting an acceptance letter. That’s precisely why Hobsons’ solutions, including its Education CRM Suite, made sense to Purdue, which has about 30,000 undergrads in its 11 colleges and schools in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Hundreds Of Alabama State U Students, Faculty Protest Removal Of New President

In a series of organized protests across the campus Tuesday morning, several hundred Alabama State University students called for the reinstatement of the new president, Joseph Silver, and answers to his claims that college administrators had misused state funding.

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Mormon Missionary Age Reduction Prompts U. Deferment Policy

U. says a new deferment policy had been in the works, but it was accelerated by LDS Church change.

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St. Scholastica Aims To Reach Return Adult Students By Counting Free Online Coursework Toward Degree

Students at the College of St. Scholastica can now apply education from free online courses toward completion of their college degrees, with the potential of saving thousands of dollars.

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Heartland CC Foundation Announces 2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

The Heartland Community College Foundation (Ill.) recognized its 2012-2013 scholarship recipients at its recent annual Celebration of Excellence scholarship reception; 117 scholarships were awarded to 108 students. Categories, among others, include a Trustee Scholarship, a Presidential Scholarship and one for Rising Scholars.

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Oklahoma College Students Owe Millions For Nontuition Charges

Current and former students at Oklahoma's two largest universities have millions of dollars in unpaid charges on their bursar accounts at the end of each school year.

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