A state investigation shows that a two-year-old Oregon community college program designed to prepare students for careers in outdoor recreation and survival can’t account for $13,000 worth of equipment and that the staff used college money to buy personal items such as candy and sunglasses.
More than 24 percent of West Virginia’s community and technology college students default on their federal students, while the default rate for students attending four-year institutions is 11 percent, recent figures from the U.S. Department of Education show.
Gov. Rick Perry said college students in Texas should be able to lock in four-year tuition rates when they arrive on campus, and lawmakers could consider the idea when they return to the Capitol in January.
The average student at a state university in Texas is paying 55 percent more for their education than a decade ago, when state lawmakers deregulated tuition and allowed campuses to start setting their own prices, according to a newspaper analysis.
New college funding recommendations from the Nevada Board of Regents are aimed at making the budget more fair and transparent, although it could mean pain for Northern Nevada colleges who would see their money shift south, college officials said.