Private colleges are offering students discounts on tuition and fees at record-high rates, according to the annual Tuition Discounting Study, released on Thursday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The average tuition-discount rates for the 2018-19 academic year are estimated at 52.2 percent for first-time freshmen and 46.3 percent for all undergraduates, according to the study.
How much do we value the liberal arts? Recent decisions in higher education continue to send mixed signals. In a positive development, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point seems to have reversed a previous decision to make deep cuts in liberal arts programs. West Virginia’s Wheeling Jesuit University, however, recently announced the elimination of all liberal arts majors and
A national study of college tuition discount rates has found that private colleges and universities offered incoming freshmen discounts higher than 50 percent during the last academic year and projects record high discounts this year. According to an annual study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, or NACUBO, discount rates surpassed 50 percent in 2017-18 and are on
After a yearlong investigation, Harvard University has found a prominent former vice provost and professor of government, Jorge I. Domínguez, responsible for sexual misconduct, and banned him from its campus. The university has also agreed to conduct an external review into how Domínguez’s behavior, which was described last year to The Chronicle by 18 women, could have gone on for
American universities are largely unprepared for a key global phenomenon: Africa’s growing importance. The continent’s prominent demographic, economic and political trends are impossible to overlook, and any institution aspiring to sustain a global brand and position its students to thrive in international settings will need a deliberate Africa strategy. There is no denying Africa’s growing presence in global markets and
One of the messiest scandals involving college rankings in recent years is now messier. The ousted dean of Temple University‘s business school on Thursday filed a $25 million lawsuit against the university and its president, charging that they had defamed him in various announcements about the rankings scandal. The suit by Moshe Porat charges that the university distorted the findings of
I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. Subscribe here. Here’s what I’m thinking about this week. Merger: Not a dirty word. College mergers aren’t necessarily a sign of something bad. They shouldn’t be seen as just a last-ditch gambit by a college on the brink. In fact, mergers are