Analysis: hundreds of colleges and universities show financial warning signs

The Hechinger Report

Dozens of colleges and universities nationwide started 2020 already under financial stress. Our analysis of the stress test results found: Nationwide, more than 500 colleges and universities show warning signs in two or more metrics. Colleges in Crisis.

More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

The Tufts University campus was a quiet place in the fall, where students were scolded to stay in their dorms, checked frequently for Covid-19 and — if they tested positive — quarantined in modular housing set up on the tennis courts. Estimated annual spending by colleges and universities.


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A regional public university’s identity crisis

The Hechinger Report

Given current circumstances, Richard Vedder, an economics professor emeritus at Ohio University, has decided to teach his fall course, “Economic History of Europe,” for a salary of $1. He says the university’s quality of education has declined, leaving the campus with “a crisis on our hands.”

10 Best US Colleges for Computer Science

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a senior in HS looking to continue your tech education, we have a list of the ten best colleges that will help you perfect your skills: 10 Best Colleges in the USA to Study Computer Science. 2 Stanford University. 3 Harvard University. 8 Cornell University.

Why so few students transfer from community colleges to four-year universities

The Hechinger Report

Students are often advised to start college at a public community college as a way to save thousands of dollars on a bachelor’s degree. When they first arrive, about 80 percent of community college students say they want to earn a bachelor’s degree.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift


The low figure and big name of the university offering it raised eyebrows across higher ed at a time when much of online education was seen as a watered down and commoditized version of on-campus instruction. Five years later, colleges are offering a range of fully online credentials — and they continue to move beyond one-off programs. The ongoing effort to scale is changing the way colleges bring online education to market. A cool $6,630.

Universities gone innovating

The Christensen Institute

Simmons College in Boston made headlines this week with the news that two online graduate degree programs it launched less than five years ago are on track to generate more tuition revenue than its 30 other graduate programs combined and nearly as much as its undergraduate offerings. In concert with that observation, just last week the Clayton Christensen Institute released new research by Alana Dunagan titled “ College Transformed: Five institutions leading the charge in innovation.”

Some universities’ response to budget woes: Making faculty teach more courses

The Hechinger Report

An English professor at Southern Connecticut State University, Cynthia Stretch is used to meeting after hours with her students, many of whom work full time while in college. Related: More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies.

OPINION: We must invest in engines of opportunity, our public colleges and universities

The Hechinger Report

Were it not for the community college course in fire science that he took as an adult, Carter wouldn’t have had access to any education after the vocational track in which he was placed in high school, nor would he have been able to advance in his work.

Colleges are withholding transcripts and degrees from millions over unpaid bills

The Hechinger Report

BOSTON — Gabriel Toro choked up behind his mask as he described the lengths it took him to complete his bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Related: Strapped for students, colleges finally begin to clear transfer logjam.

PROOF POINTS: COVID has been bad for college enrollment — but awful for community college students

The Hechinger Report

When the coronavirus hit in the spring of 2020, student surveys indicated that four-year colleges would be hit the hardest this fall, with many students turning to cheaper two-year community colleges until the pandemic ended. Will these students resume their college careers?

Why College Matters for a Successful Career in Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

There is a lot of conversation about college vs. career–the pros and cons of each weighed against the needs of individual students. Why would such a person interested in a tech career spend thousands of dollars to go to college instead of learning at home?

Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms


This, after all, is the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework that aids curriculum designers and educators in ensuring that all learners receive the accommodations that are needed to help them excel in school. Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms.

Pressure mounts for universities to anticipate in-demand jobs

The Hechinger Report

We are almost at crisis mode,” said Perlmutter, who directs the phlebotomy program at Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County Community College. Only 11 percent of business leaders in a Gallup poll said college graduates were effectively prepared for the workforce.

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Some colleges and universities are bringing the classroom to the workplace

The Hechinger Report

Student Chris Provencher sharpening the edges of a ski in a rental shop where he works as part of Castleton University’s resort and hospitality management program, taught at the Killington ski area. “We Another university teaches fermentation at a brewery.

How Universities Should Manage Innovation

The Christensen Institute

Innovation has reached buzzword status inside colleges and universities. College costs have continued to rise even as the average applicant is less able to pay, which has called into question many colleges’ sustainability. As innovation becomes a major part of colleges and universities’ strategies, creating processes to manage it is vital. The first step involves clarifying a university’s goals.

OPINION: How to use university endowments for coronavirus recovery

The Hechinger Report

In the face of the coronavirus, some courageous university leaders have stepped up to protect their students, their employees and their communities. university endowments exceeds the most recent Covid-19 relief package passed by Congress.

FLVC offering College 101 video series

eSchool News

Tallahassee, FL – April 28, 2021 – The Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) is offering a series of videos to help students get all the information they need to prepare, apply, and pay for college. That series was followed up with another virtual College 101 event – Finishing the FAFSA.

Beer making for credit: Liberal arts colleges add career tech

The Hechinger Report

A Yale-educated evolutionary biologist and a member of the faculty at Catholic, liberal arts-focused Sacred Heart University, Geffrey Stopper also oversees one of its newest courses: Advanced Craft Beverage Brewing. Nursing students at Sacred Heart University. STRATFORD, Conn. —

Can College Predictive Models Survive the Pandemic?


Beyond dramatic change in the number of students who applied and enrolled last year , even familiar data from application materials have become less available, making it tougher for colleges to anticipate how applicants and returning students are likely to behave.

Flagship universities fail to enroll Black and Latino high school graduates from their state

The Hechinger Report

Alarms sounded at the University of Maryland when the Class of 2022 arrived at College Park. It marked a nadir for a metric crucial to the flagship university’s commitment to diversity in a state where about a third of public high school graduates each year are Black.

As students fill summer courses, many ask: Why aren’t all colleges open in the summers?

The Hechinger Report

The University of La Verne in Southern California has had twice as many traditional undergraduates sign up for the summer as it did last year. You won’t know it from their mostly empty campuses, but colleges and universities will be bustling this summer.

Activists question whether wealthy universities should be exempt from property taxes

The Hechinger Report

When the University of Pennsylvania said it would pay $10 million a year for 10 years to address environmental hazards in Philadelphia’s public schools, Gerald Campano’s reaction was complicated. “Of But since the 1970s, nonprofit universities have grown and municipal budgets have declined.

The pandemic is speeding up the mass disappearance of men from college

The Hechinger Report

Debrin Adon, a senior at the University Park Campus School in Worcester, Massachusetts. His male classmates “don’t think they’re smart enough” for college, Adon says. When he and his male classmates talk about going to college, said Debrin Adon, it always comes down to one thing.

Colleges hoping for more public funds instead of innovating risk hurting themselves

The Christensen Institute

University of California President Janet Napolitano took recently to the pages of the Washington Post to review and critique new books on the future of higher education by University Ventures Fund Managing Director Ryan Craig ( College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education ) and New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program Director Kevin Carey ( The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere ).

Choosing pass/fail grades may help college students now, but could cost them later

The Hechinger Report

Loyola University New Orleans is letting students choose to “pass” or “fail,” but also offering the option of letter grades they may need for graduate and professional school admission. Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

Innovators Worth Watching: Western Governors University

The Christensen Institute

Now in its third decade, Western Governors University (WGU) has students in every U.S. In the mid-1990s, governors of 19 states across the western United States founded WGU as a way to bring accessible college education to rural populations, especially working adults. Today, WGU students aren’t typical college attendees: the average WGU student is 37 years old, 74% are working full time, and 40% are first-generation college attendees.

Students sick of ‘lip service’ from universities over racism

The Hechinger Report

Lourdes Torrey, a rising junior at the University of Missouri, said she doesn’t expect any improvements in the racial climate on her campus in the fall. Related: After colleges promised to increase it, hiring of black faculty declined.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology (and some cool tools for the college classroom)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Joshua Elliott talks about implementing new technology and some cool tools he’s using in his college classroom. Dr. Joshua Elliott Director of Educational Technology Fairfield University I am the Director of Educational Technology at Fairfield University.

While many colleges are making big cuts, a few opt for permanent transformation

The Hechinger Report

UNITY, Maine — Like many campuses around the country, Unity College is silent, and not only because it’s buried under a thick covering of snow. While other colleges struggled this fall with a 2.5 Unity College President Melik Peter Khoury.

The making of a networked college graduate

The Christensen Institute

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colby College turned heads in May when it guaranteed that all 300 of its seniors still in search of work would have a meaningful opportunity within three months of graduating. It’s time colleges start measuring them, too.

Desperate for students, colleges resort to previously banned recruiting tactics

The Hechinger Report

The more they worry about whether students in this year of the coronavirus will show up in the fall, the more admissions officers responsible for filling seats at colleges and universities have started sounding like the salesmen on late-night TV infomercials. Free classes! Free parking!

Colleges weighed down by failed program launches

The Christensen Institute

As many colleges and universities face not only the financial strains stemming from COVID-19, but also the challenges of a broken business model that was in peril before the pandemic, many have sought to dig themselves out by launching new programs that generate new revenue.

College in the time of coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

College students across the country are not having the spring semester they expected. From campus closures to online classes, the college experience has changed dramatically due to the threat of Coronavirus. You teach journalism at Boston College, right?

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

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Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment. Thomas University. As the number of undergraduates steadily declines in seeming direct proportion to rising costs, debt and the many other obstacles faced by college students, graduate enrollment is quietly on the upswing. Thomas University. Thomas University. Thomas University. Thomas University. The St.

Generation Z’s Are Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

The oldest members of Generation Z — defined by Pew Research as those born after 1997 — are on the cusp of adulthood, and while they’re ready for college, are universities really ready for them? And in a few years, this generation will overtake Millennials as the primary demographic enrolled in college. For instance, the Monmouth University basketball team’s viral bench celebrations started on the school’s Snapchat. Guest article by Dan Lauer.

4 ways to transform college admissions

eSchool News

The number of high school graduates going straight to college decreased by 22 percent this fall , and higher ed lost about 400,000 students in the US. For decades, the college admissions process has been way too complicated, time-consuming, and stressful.

OPINION: U.S. colleges and universities say they want to be global, but do they really?

The Hechinger Report

colleges pride themselves on building global communities. Admissions officers travel the world to tout the diverse international perspectives on campus; college brochures enumerate the countries that students hail from. colleges shut out very large numbers of international applicants. colleges. These young men and women would be incredible additions to any college campus. Related: In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college.

With higher ed in limbo, students are switching to community colleges

The Hechinger Report

Chris Smith wasn’t planning to spend the summer at a community college. He was going to sublet an apartment in Tallahassee and take classes at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he just completed his first year. A math class at a Massachusetts community college.

‘It’s just too much’: Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves

The Hechinger Report

Kamarree Williams had been on a path to college since before he learned long division. A 2020 high school graduate from Marin City, California, Williams had entered an after-school college prep program, Bridge the Gap, when he was in third grade.

STUDENT VOICE: “Colleges and universities need to remove barriers that prevent Native students from thriving in college”

The Hechinger Report

That’s why I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. But in order for more Native youth like me to be able to access college, institutions of higher learning need to address their ignorance of the realities, histories and cultures of Native communities. Colleges and universities need to remove barriers that prevent Native students from thriving in college.

Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

The Christensen Institute

Others were brokering new, enduring mentoring relationships to support students into or through college. Studying tools that met that threshold, we started to see clusters of tools in particular pockets of the market: project-based learning tools, college access, success and guidance tools, and academic support tools. The post Mapping the universe of edtech that connects appeared first on Christensen Institute