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The Economic Implications Of Admission Standards

Ralph Kingsbury, a former member of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, likes to tell about the Walsh County farmer who reacted to news that the state university system might impose admission standards in this way: “I pay taxes and my son has a right to flunk out of the university.” That’s about to change.

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John Kasich’s New Higher Education Funding Formula: Results Equal Funding

Ohio public colleges and universities can expect less state money in the coming years and a different way of distributing it.

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Colorado Creates Master Plan For Improving Higher Education

Although Colorado colleges have long been asked to be mindful of their performance in areas such as graduation rates and student retention, when it came time to pass out money, the schools with the biggest enrollments were the ones that got the financial rewards.

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Scott's $10,000 Tuition Proposal Questioned by Education Leader

Gov. Rick Scott's call for state colleges to offer a cheaper four-year degree follows years of steep budget cuts to Florida's higher education system, leading one top state education official to say the goal cannot be achieved without sacrificing education quality.

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To Cut College Costs, Raise Rates — Graduation Rates, That Is (Opinion)

By raising graduation rates, lawmakers and college officials will be taking what might be the most efficient and cost-effective step toward making college more affordable for all.

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U Of Wisconsin System Unveils First Flexible Degrees For Working Adults

The University of Wisconsin System announced Wednesday that UW-Milwaukee will be the first campus to roll out flexible degree programs next fall for nontraditional adult students, and that the two-year UW Colleges will start providing general education and liberal arts courses in the flexible format.

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Bramley To Oversee Changes Suggested By U of Vermont Advisory Panel

UVM president appoints John Bramley to oversee changes suggested by governor-appointed advisory panel

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Northeastern University Survey Finds Only 4 In 10 Americans Feel College Is A Good Value

Americans feel that higher education is imperative for a successful future, but they believe that the US higher education system is providing poor value for the cost, a Northeastern University survey has found.

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Arizona State U Set To Join Trend Of Offering Non-Credit Online Courses For Free

Harvard offers them. Stanford and Duke offer them, and so do more than two dozen other universities around the country.

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Ferris State University Looks To Better Serve Latino Students

As the number of Hispanic students attending college continues to grow, Ferris State University is taking steps to strengthen its relationships with the Latino community on campus and in Grand Rapids.

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