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Tuition Was Rising, Appeal Was Falling. Here's How Drexel University Is Stopping the Slide

Tuition Was Rising, Appeal Was Falling. Here's How Drexel Universit...

July 02, 2018

Four years ago, officials at Drexel University (PA) looked at enrollment numbers — and didn’t like what they saw.  Only 8 percent of students offered admission had chosen to enroll, down from nearly 25 percent less than a decade earlier. With tuition, fees, and room and board hovering around $60,000, Drexel was showing up in rankings as one of the nation’s most expensive schools. And not enough of its freshmen were making it to graduation.
Four years ago, officials at Drexel University (PA) looked at enrollment numbers — and didn’t like what they saw.  Only 8 percent of students offered admission had chosen to enroll, down from nearly 25 percent less than a decade earlier. With tuition, fees, and room and board hovering around $60,000, Drexel was showing up in rankings as one of the nation’s most expensive schools. And not enough of its freshmen were making it to graduation.

July 02, 2018

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Crain’s New York Business

Making Cooper Union Free Again

Making Cooper Union Free Again

June 29, 2018

After being roiled by a financial crisis that led to the end of its free-tuition policy in 2014 and the resignation of its president a year later, Cooper Union (NY) is recommitting to free higher education. Laura Sparks became the school’s first female president 18 months ago, inheriting an arts and engineering institution that had a state-appointed independent monitor overseeing its finances and management. The arrangement was the result of a consent decree to end a lawsuit over tuition, which Cooper Union had not charged almost since its inception in 1859. 
After being roiled by a financial crisis that led to the end of its free-tuition policy in 2014 and the resignation of its president a year later, Cooper Union (NY) is recommitting to free higher education. Laura Sparks became the school’s first female president 18 months ago, inheriting an arts and engineering institution that had a state-appointed independent monitor overseeing its finances and management. The arrangement was the result of a consent decree to end a lawsuit over tuition, which Cooper Union had not charged almost since its inception in 1859. 

June 29, 2018

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LongIsland.com

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $67 Million in Grants to Support Private, Non-Profit Colleges and Universities Across NY

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $67 Million in Grants to Support...

June 29, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $67 million in grants for capital projects at 39 colleges and universities across New York. The funding comes from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program and is awarded by the HECap Board, which provides matching grants to private, not-for-profit colleges and universities for projects that create construction jobs and drive investment in communities across the state.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $67 million in grants for capital projects at 39 colleges and universities across New York. The funding comes from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program and is awarded by the HECap Board, which provides matching grants to private, not-for-profit colleges and universities for projects that create construction jobs and drive investment in communities across the state.

June 29, 2018

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The New York Times

University of Chicago’s Diversity Problem - Opinion

University of Chicago’s Diversity Problem - Opinion

June 29, 2018

Columnist David Leonhardt writes:  The University of Chicago received some good publicity this month when it announced that it would no longer require applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score. Chicago became the first elite college to stop doing so, and the university’s leaders described the change as an effort to attract a more diverse student body. Inside Higher Ed, a widely read industry publication, called the new policy part of an “ambitious plan to attract broader range of applicants.” I’m more skeptical of the move. For one thing, the University of Chicago happens to be the least economically diverse elite college in the country. And its new admissions policy is not guaranteed to change that.
Columnist David Leonhardt writes:  The University of Chicago received some good publicity this month when it announced that it would no longer require applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score. Chicago became the first elite college to stop doing so, and the university’s leaders described the change as an effort to attract a more diverse student body. Inside Higher Ed, a widely read industry publication, called the new policy part of an “ambitious plan to attract broader range of applicants.” I’m more skeptical of the move. For one thing, the University of Chicago happens to be the least economically diverse elite college in the country. And its new admissions policy is not guaranteed to change that.

June 29, 2018

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The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

Cowen Institute Launches Plan to Get More Students to Apply for College Financial Aid

Cowen Institute Launches Plan to Get More Students to Apply for Col...

June 29, 2018

The Cowen Institute at Tulane University is initialing a new campaign to increase the number of New Orleans public school students who complete the free application for federal student aid. Tulane announced Thursday (June 28) that The Kresge Foundation plans to fund Cowen's efforts to increase the city's FAFSA completion rate.
The Cowen Institute at Tulane University is initialing a new campaign to increase the number of New Orleans public school students who complete the free application for federal student aid. Tulane announced Thursday (June 28) that The Kresge Foundation plans to fund Cowen's efforts to increase the city's FAFSA completion rate.

June 29, 2018

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