As more Ohioans attend colleges and universities, there is increasing concern over the number who are not finishing, creating a credential gap that poses “serious threat to our state’s future,” according to the report released in Columbus Tuesday at the annual meeting of university and college trustees.
Fewer than half the students who begin college in Ohio graduate, meaning “the student has wasted their money and we have wasted our money,” said Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, who convened the report.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) met Friday to review PASSHE's new labor proposal as the two sides continue to try and hammer out a labor contract through 2015.
In a move called "innovative" by one higher-education official, the University of Toledo not only announced a freeze in academic and living costs but also added deep discounts to sweeten students' deals.
Base salaries for CEOs of the nation's more than 1,100 community colleges increased a modest 4.1-6.2% over the last six years (2006-2012), according to a new study released today by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).