PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Almanac of Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/section/Almanac-of-Higher-Education/141/ 2017-10-19T01:30:21-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Major Private Gifts to Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Major-Private-Gifts-to-Higher/128264 2017-10-06T00:06:00-04:00 For Needy Students, Geography Can Be Destiny http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Needy-Students-Geography/240862 2017-08-13T18:34:00-04:00 Two Southeastern states have taken different directions on access: One has reined in tuition. The other state let it grow. By Peter Olsen-Phillips Highest-Paid Chief Executives at Public Universities http://www.chronicle.com/article/Highest-Paid-Chief-Executives/240870 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Three of the eight leaders who made $1 million or more were in Texas. Almanac 2017 Average Annual Effective Spending Rates for College Endowments http://www.chronicle.com/article/Average-Annual-Effective/240816 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Institutions with endowments valued at less than $25 million decreased their effective spending rates, on average, by more than half a percentage point. Almanac 2017 Average Annual Net Investment Rates of Return for Endowments http://www.chronicle.com/article/Average-Annual-Net-Investment/240695 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 The rate of return for the year that ended on June 30, 2016, was the first negative figure since 2012. Almanac 2017 Change in Percentage of Degrees Completed in the Humanities, 1987-2015 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Change-in-Percentage-of/240694 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 The proportion of associate degrees grew fairly steadily, while bachelor's degrees have declined since 2005.  Almanac 2017 Largest Private Gifts to Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Largest-Private-Gifts-to/240828 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Many of the large gifts to universities in 2016-17 were devoted to the advancement of biomedical and other scientific research. Almanac 2017 College Endowments Over $500 Million http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Endowments-Over-500/240593 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 The market value of Harvard University's endowment dropped by nearly $2 billion in a year, but it is still far larger than any other university's endowment. Almanac 2017 Estimated Voluntary Support of Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Estimated-Voluntary-Support-of/240614 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Personal giving from alumni and other individuals declined from the previous year in the 2016 fiscal year. Almanac 2017 Endowment Assets per Student http://www.chronicle.com/article/Endowment-Assets-per-Student/240818 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Median assets per student were more than four times greater at private nonprofit institutions than at public institutions. Almanac 2017 Spending by Academic Libraries With the Highest Percentages of Digital Materials http://www.chronicle.com/article/Spending-by-Academic-Libraries/240615 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Per-student spending at colleges whose library materials were at least 85 percent digital ranged from $60 to $768. Almanac 2017 Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars http://www.chronicle.com/article/Top-Producers-of-US/240690 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Three research institutions had at least 10 Fulbright scholars in the 2016-17 academic year. Almanac 2017 Share of Library-Materials Budget Spent on Digital and Print http://www.chronicle.com/article/Share-of-Library-Materials/240618 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Online or digital journals and databases, along with e-books, consumed more than 70 percent of academic libraries' materials budgets. Almanac 2017 Spending by University Research Libraries http://www.chronicle.com/article/Spending-by-University/240829 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Salaries and wages of professional staff members represented from 15 percent to 37 percent of total library spending. Almanac 2017 Colleges' Revenue and Expenditures http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Revenue-and/240595 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Nearly two-thirds of expenditures at four-year for-profit institutions went to student services, and academic and institutional support. Almanac 2017 Universities With the Highest Overall Spending on Research and Development http://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-With-the-Highest/240596 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Higher-education institutions spent nearly $68.7 billion on research and development in the 2015 fiscal year. Almanac 2017 Universities With the Highest Research-and-Development Spending Financed by the National Science Foundation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-With-the-Highest/240600 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which had the most NSF-supported spending, devoted half of those funds to computer science. Almanac 2017 Universities With the Highest Research-and-Development Spending Financed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-With-the-Highest/240611 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington led in such spending in the 2015 fiscal year. Almanac 2017 Private Colleges With Low Financial-Responsibility Scores http://www.chronicle.com/article/Private-Colleges-With-Low/240598 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Of the 177 private degree-granting institutions that fell short, 112 were nonprofit and 65 were for-profit. Almanac 2017 Enrollment by Carnegie Classification http://www.chronicle.com/article/Enrollment-by-Carnegie/240570 2017-08-13T18:00:00-04:00 Doctoral universities and associate colleges each enroll almost a third of all students. Almanac 2017