As money gets tighter, Ohio’s colleges and universities may need to work together to limit overlapping degree programs in order to balance their budgets, the leader of the state’s higher education system said.
A parent of two state university students urged the Florida Board of Governors to keep the cap it put on incoming freshman enrollment last year to maintain quality that’s already starting to slip away due to tight finances.
Laurel Ranticelli considered driving 40 miles round-trip to take education classes at the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. Then she realized she could take the same courses from her computer at home and save on the cost of gas.
Students at Louisiana’s public colleges and universities are on track to face higher tuition costs after a bill to allow four years of consecutive tuition increases received final passage with a unanimous vote of the House.
A recently released report released criticizes the grant and financial aid programs that serve the state’s 58 community colleges, saying the aid programs fall short of the financial support a typical community college student needs.
Leaders of the California’s community college system have announced a $70 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation in what is believed to be the largest donation ever made to a two-year college system in the United States.