“I’m worried that I cannot return to the United States on time for the new semester.” I’ve received messages like this now and then from Chinese international students before a college break. As a former international student and current staff member working for Chinese student services at an American university, I’ve heard and understood their anxiety. The policy that shortened
The number of colleges still accepting applications for Fall 2019 continues to grow. More than 500 institutions have openings, financial aid, and housing available to qualified freshmen and/or transfer students, according to NACAC’s College Openings Update. When survey data was first posted on May 3, the list included just over 400 colleges and universities. Since that time, dozens of additional
The Modern Language Association previously reported that total enrollments, undergraduate and graduate, in languages other than English dropped by 9.2 percent between 2013 and 2016. A new, final analysis from the MLA shows that there were gains in nearly half of all language programs (45.5 percent) that mitigate the trend. “There is no denying that in some institutions the numbers are negative,
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