Behind the Shake-Up at Temple U.: A Merit Scholarship That Grew Too Fast

Aug 3, 2016 | No Comments

It’s clear that the $22-million shortfall caused by a new merit-scholarship program played a large role in the leadership shake-up.

ROI And The Value Of Higher Education

Jul 18, 2016 | No Comments

There has been considerable discussion in higher education these days about “return on investment,” or ROI.

Outcomes-Based Funding: Lessons for Colleges and Universities

Jul 18, 2016 | No Comments

New papers show how institutions can align programs and finances to support student success

Private Urban Universities Beat Rivals in Enrollment and Revenue Growth, Moody’s Says

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Private urban universities can use their locations to their advantages and attract more international students, graduate students, and students in continuing-education programs, according to the credit-rating agency’s report.

Brexit’s Enrollment Effects

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Following the Brexit vote, many anticipate a drop in the number of E.U. students at U.K. universities. Could American institutions attract some of them?

Expanding Access To College Isn’t Enough. Students Need To Graduate

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

So, given the advantages, why is there still debate about the return on investing in a college degree?

Making sense of ‘big data’ in higher ed admissions

Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

With stagnant or declining recruitment budgets and increased competition for students, leveraging the data most colleges capture is a cost-effective approach that can yield significant results.

Does Paying Students to Finish Pay Off?

Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

Tuition rebates are uncommon, but they’re not new.

Student Debt? Economy? What’s Behind Drop In College Enrollment?

Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

What’s responsible for the enrollment decrease?

40 percent of U.S. colleges enroll fewer than 1,000 students

Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

While we tend to picture higher education in the U.S. as dominated by public flagship campuses with tens of thousands of students, or small private colleges with thousands of students, in reality tiny colleges the size of many high schools are much more common in the market.

Data science, technology among key higher ed growth areas

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Learning House research aims to help institutions think about the future

How to Fix Higher Education

How to Fix Higher Education

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Carol Folt, chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, makes the case for more nimble, student-focused and collaborative schools.

State funding slashes boosting tuition significantly

State funding slashes boosting tuition significantly

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

A new report details how institutions are forced to increase tuition in the face of decreased state investments

Access, Affordability and Survival in American Higher Education

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Data show that American higher education is moving into dangerous and uncharted waters that demand different decisions based on new ways of thinking.

Regional Publics Cast Wider Nets and Rethink Retention

May 23, 2016 | No Comments

Those institutions, typically serving great numbers of low- and middle-income students, are under pressure to keep prices low even as state funding declines. That has forced some leaders to rethink traditional enrollment strategies. In the name of adaptation, they are sharpening recruitment tactics, seeking new ways to serve their markets, and fine-tuning student-success plans.

States have cut money for higher education 17 percent since the recession, report finds

May 23, 2016 | No Comments

Some states are increasing spending, but not to pre-2008 levels

Institutions must focus on value statements to remain competitive

Institutions must focus on value statements to remain competitive

May 23, 2016 | No Comments

The Institute’s own Kathy Dawley is interviewed.  “These institutions who are not in favorable demographic areas, don’t draw from favorable demographic areas, whose brand is not all that familiar or appealing and whose programs are kind of generic … have to think about how they develop and communicate a value proposition that is responsive to […]

How to Build a Higher Ed Data System Fit for the 21st Century

May 21, 2016 | No Comments

During an event on Wednesday, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) hosted a series of panel discussions on developing a more comprehensive data infrastructure for the 21st century, and released a series of 11 policy papers outlining ways to improve current systems, and where there’s room to create something that doesn’t yet exist.

Credentials Reform: How Technology and the Changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

Credentials Reform: How Technology and the Changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

May 21, 2016 | No Comments

The shift in postsecondary credentialing and the needs of the 21st-century workforce will revolutionize higher education. Colleges and universities have vast potential to be positive agents of this change.

How Universities Can Map their Way to Smarter Risk and Cost Control

May 21, 2016 | No Comments

Demographic changes, shrinking federal and state support, a lethargic economic recovery, anemic endowment returns and increasing wariness of student loan debt comprise a perfect storm converging on America’s mid-sized colleges and universities, threatening to swamp their finances in seas of red ink.

Nonprofit Colleges’ Discount Tuition Might Not Pay Off

May 21, 2016 | No Comments

Even though private nonprofit colleges are discounting tuition at record rates, it remains to be seen if the strategy will pay off with higher amounts of enrollment.

Nine universities on one small campus? It’s real. It’s here. And it could be higher ed’s future.

May 19, 2016 | No Comments

Shady Grove is a program unlike any other, with nine state universities converging at the Rockville, Md., campus, part of an effort that began 16 years ago to reduce college costs, produce an educated workforce and encourage college completion among populations that traditionally struggle to get their ­degrees.

The Partnership Between Colleges and Helicopter Parents

The Partnership Between Colleges and Helicopter Parents

May 17, 2016 | No Comments

Many public universities now rely heavily on parents—particularly those with money, time, and connections—to meet their basic needs.

Financial aid “arms war” continues to drain cash from colleges

May 17, 2016 | No Comments

By offering steeper discounts to fill seats, institutions sap their revenue

Discounting Hits New Highs

May 17, 2016 | No Comments

Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again.

EXAMINATION OF THE NACUBO 2015 TUITION DISCOUNTING STUDY

May 16, 2016 | No Comments

On May 16, NACUBO released its annual Tuition Discounting Report, measuring the trends and strategies employed around tuition discounting across our member institutions. This week on NACUBO In Brief, Ken and Lesley offer valuable background on the report, and share their unique insights on the state of discounting as custodians of this report.

America’s Talent Gap: Five Areas of Focus

May 11, 2016 | No Comments

Here are five reasons to be optimistic about how America can address the talent gap:

Americans See Higher Education as Strongest U.S. Brand Abroad

May 11, 2016 | No Comments

There is a solid belief among Americans that our strongest brand abroad is U.S. higher education. This strong public opinion gives U.S. leaders a case to make higher education a bigger priority in the U.S. and around the globe.

Building a Grad Nation:

May 10, 2016 | No Comments

Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

Tradition vs. Nostalgia in Higher Education

May 3, 2016 | No Comments

There seems to be confusion between what is called tradition and that which should be labeled nostalgia.