College, Inc.: finance


Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Study: Public universities leaner now than in 2001

Public institutions employed 21 staff members per 100 students in the 2009-10 academic year, down from 23 in 2001-02

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  college finance, college staffing

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Audit finds lax travel rules at UDC

An internal audit requested by the UDC board finds that the board itself didn’t monitor travel expenses of President Allen Sessoms.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  University of the District of Columbia, finance, trustees

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Do other college presidents fly first class?

Do other college presidents besides the University of the District of Columbia’s Sessoms fly first class?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college finance, college presidents, University of the District of Columbia

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Guest post: How unions help higher ed

Academic unions play an important role in higher education.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  labor, finance, public policy

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Tulane charged Mardi Gras dorm guests $60 apiece

Tulane University students could host friends in their dorm rooms for Mardi Gras — at $60 each.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  finance, administration, students

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/08/2011

State higher-ed funding at record low

State funding to colleges and universities is at a historic low, according to a definitive annual report on higher education finance.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  finance, public policy, publics

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 03/05/2011

Guest post: Year-round Pell grants are a lifeline

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:51 PM ET, 03/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aid, finance, public policy

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/02/2010

25 ways to reduce the cost of college

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity has been periodically releasing bits and pieces of what will be a book-length compendium of 25 proposals to reduce the cost of college. Much of it is now available online. I guess the...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance | Tags:  25 ways to reduce the cost of college, Center for College Affordability and Productivity, college costs, college finance, higher education costs

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/25/2010

Five Thanksgiving thoughts for the college-bound

Today's guest blogger is Craig Powell, a Brown graduate and CEO of ConnectEDU, a Boston firm chiefly known for helping high schools send application materials to colleges electronically. As we reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday, those of us in the...

By Craig Powell  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions, Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  ConnectEDU, college admissions, college aid, college finance

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 01/28/2010

Local endowments depleted in '09

College endowments nationwide lost more of their value in fiscal year 2009 than in any prior year since the Great Depression, as we learned today from the annual survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:01 AM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Finance, Finance | Tags:  college finance, endowments, rankings

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/20/2010

USM's Kirwan: No Pay Cut

Well, here's something you don't see too often in a newsroom. We publish something flattering about a source. He says it's not true and asks for a correction. We reported in Tuesday's paper the latest survey of executive compensation for...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Publics, Publics, Publics | Tags:  Executive compensation, University System of Maryland, higher education finance