Here are the top 10 higher education stories of 2022

College rankings, university presidents and politics were top of mind for college leaders clicking on UB Daily.

As 2023 draws near, took a look back over the past 12 months to see which University Business resonated most with higher ed leaders. From college rankings to university presidents to politics, there’s no doubt this year has been a rollercoaster for education.

Here are University Business’ top 10 higher education stories for 2022:

These 13 new colleges are among the ‘absolute worst’ for LGBTQ students
Labeled as unsafe and unwelcoming, they join the Campus Pride list of nearly 200 institutions that ‘discriminate and perpetuate harm.’
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Republican senator draws jeers at Wyoming commencement after comment on gender
Though her early words were welcomed with applause—“The world needs more cowboys”—her comment on the two sexes did not sit well with some in the Wyoming community, which has made deep inroads to provide a welcoming and safe atmosphere for all students, led by its Rainbow Resource Center on campus.
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No-confidence votes pass against 3 presidents, including Sonoma State’s Sakaki
The president of Cal State Los Angeles is also under fire for his alleged inaction after a faculty member and Black Lives Matter leader was removed from an event by campus police.
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Students’ top 10 most-regretted majors have everything to do with one issue
What’s as noteworthy as the majors on this list is that nearly half of all current job seekers regret they chose their field of study, a new survey says.
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College rankings list has a new No. 1 and a few outliers in its Top 50
Endowments, test scores and selectivity are included in College Raptor’s Top 50 list, but net cost is also a factor.
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He’s out: MSU President Samuel Stanley to leave post two months early
Stanley announced his resignation on Oct. 13, citing “lost confidence” in the board of trustees amid several controversies.
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Are these the 53 most beautiful campuses in the country?
Bucolic. Stately. Pristine. Iconic. Beautiful. Those are among the many doting words that the editors at Architectural Digest have used to describe what they consider to be the 53 Prettiest College Campuses in America for 2022.
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Enrollment update: Clear winners are emerging from pack early this fall
While others struggle, two big public universities are among a group savoring an abundance of new students.
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With only one president candidate left, this Florida search committee nominated him
Did increased legislation affecting higher education in the state force qualified leaders to back down from contention?
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College rankings war heats up as Washington Monthly releases lists, calls out U.S. News
Stanford University ranks No. 1 overall with few surprises in its top 10, but many more will look different as the publication focuses on social mobility.
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Micah Ward
Micah Wardhttp://universitybusiness.com
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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