Pa. universities facing immediate hit as lawmaker floats closures
The state’s 14 public universities are projected to lose from $70 million to $100 million this spring semester, which a top official conceded will require a “dramatically” accelerated plan for reform, though he balked at the idea of closures.
Why more colleges are converting to universities
Goodwin’s shift from a college to a university isn’t wholly unique, especially among smaller schools looking to gain greater notoriety as the higher-education industry faces significant headwinds, including a declining customer base and exceedingly high costs.
Some states move toward financial aid based on need rather than merit
State-funded merit scholarships are politically popular. But as college tuition rises, policymakers in some states are starting to rethink financial aid that disproportionately benefits white, wealthy students and often duplicates scholarships awarded by public universities.