College, Inc.: Hopkins

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/12/2012

The most generous higher-ed donor ever?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given more than $800 million to alma mater Johns Hopkins University, starting with a $5 gift in 1965.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development | Tags:  philanthropy, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012

U-Va., JHU’s former presidents earned over $200,000 a year for serving on corporate boards

That’s on top of their university president pay, according to Chronicle of Higher Education report.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Study: Two-fifths of high school graduates are unprepared for college or the workforce

Fully 40 percent of graduates are ready for neither college nor the workforce, according to the authors of a new study.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011

College sticker shock: Is $55,000 the new $50,000?

Nineteen colleges now charge $55,000 or more in tuition, fees and living expenses, according to one of two new surveys of college sticker price.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  George Washington University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Three-fifths of colleges get C or worse in general education

Trustee group finds that more than 60 percent of colleges surveyed require three or fewer of seven core general-education courses.

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Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  St. John's College, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, George Mason University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Public university presidents aren’t the academy’s top earners

Who earns more? Several private university presidents. And a smattering of coaches, med-school officers and CFOs.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Some area schools rate well in general education

A sampling of local universities as measured in the gen-ed ratingsn a new set of college ratings that attempt to measure how well universities do in providing a general education. By that I mean ensuring students learn essential knowledge and skills in math, science, literature and composition, foreign language, history and economics.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Pedagogy | Tags:  ACTA ratings, Johns Hopkins ACTA ratings, What Will They Learn, core college curriculum, general education ratings

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/02/2010

The 20 most expensive dorms

Parents complain about rising tuition, but that's only the largest component of a significantly larger "comprehensive" fee to attend a residential college.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Finance | Tags:  AU, American University, GWU, Georgetown, Hopkins, JHU, most expensive colleges, most expensive dorms, most expensive tuition, most expensive universities

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Local colleges gain ground in U.S. News rankings

The 2011 U.S. News & World Report college rankings came out at midnight Tuesday, and the news is mostly good for universities in the D.C. region.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  America's Best Colleges, Georgetown ranking, Hopkins ranking, U.S. News rankings, William Mary ranking, college rankings