PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Finance http://www.chronicle.com/section/Finance/17/ 2018-01-20T17:54:45-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Universities in Illinois Extend Tuition Freezes to Stem Enrollment Slides http://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-in-Illinois/242176 2018-01-05T18:43:27-05:00 The state’s two-year budget impasse continues to reverberate, even at its top-level campuses. By Lee Gardner The Tuition-Pricing Crisis: How College Leaders Are Responding and Preparing for the Future https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/store#id=49& 2018-01-02T16:14:00-05:00 What challenges do college leaders face with the current pricing structure? And what strategies will they pursue in the future? In this report, we surveyed hundreds of higher-education presidents and chief financial officers to explore those questions and more. Think You Know What Type of College Would Accept Charles Koch Foundation Money? Think Again. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Think-You-Know-What-Type-of/242103 2017-12-20T18:23:23-05:00 At some public regional universities, the foundation’s conservative politics have made it a tough sell. But a growing number of prestigious institutions now are among the top recipients of Koch funding. By Paul Basken A Small College With a Big Endowment Gets Snared in Tax Bill http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Small-College-With-a-Big/242094 2017-12-19T19:19:00-05:00 Kentucky’s Berea College, which charges no tuition and serves primarily low-income students, will probably have to pay a 1.4-percent tax on its endowment earnings after a revote on tax legislation. By Adam Harris Public Universities Are Getting Better at Bagging Big Gifts http://www.chronicle.com/article/Public-Universities-Are/242072 2017-12-15T18:08:00-05:00 The institutions see dwindling state support, but donors appear to like their missions. By Lee Gardner ‘I Love You,’ Big U. of Virginia Donor Told Harvey Weinstein http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Love-You-Big-U-of/241990 2017-12-06T14:51:00-05:00 Paul Tudor Jones II, who has given nearly $50 million to the university and serves on the board of a center there, told the embattled film producer that talk of his serial sexual harassment would be soon “forgotten,” The New York Times reports. By Jack Stripling Moody’s Downgrades Higher Ed’s Outlook From ‘Stable’ to ‘Negative’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Moody-s-Downgrades-Higher/241983 2017-12-05T15:15:00-05:00 The credit-rating agency cited muted growth in tuition revenue and “uncertainty at the federal level over potential policy changes.” By Adam Harris These Universities Benefit From an Offshore Tax Loophole http://www.chronicle.com/article/These-Universities-Benefit/241714 2017-11-08T16:08:00-05:00 The latest revelation in The New York Times’ “Paradise Papers” series, based on documents from a Bermuda-based law firm, is about how major investors, including colleges, skirt federal taxes. By Adam Harris If Republicans Get Their Way, These Colleges Would See Their Endowments Taxed http://www.chronicle.com/article/If-Republicans-Get-Their-Way/241659 2017-11-02T02:00:00-04:00 Roughly 140 private colleges and universities would pay 1.4 percent of their net investment income under the House’s bill. Under the Senate’s bill, that number would shrink to about 27. By Ben Myers and Brock Read The Lure of the Lazy River http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Lure-of-the-Lazy-River/241434 2017-10-15T18:00:00-04:00 How the wooing of students, and the cultivation of their desires, shifts the priorities and the role of the modern university. By Jack Stripling Rich Colleges and Other Big Nonprofits Are Rapidly Stockpiling Endowment Cash, Chronicle Data Show https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Many-Big-Nonprofits-Rapidly/240753 2017-07-26T13:47:00-04:00 For 253 of the more than 1,600 nonprofit organizations studied, the dollars flowing into their endowments over six years exceeded the dollars flowing out by more than four to one. By Megan O’Neil and Joshua Hatch (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) As Illinois Budget Impasse Ends, So Does a ‘Nightmare of Total Uncertainty’ for Its Public Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Illinois-Budget-Impasse/240553 2017-07-06T23:25:54-04:00 The state has its first budget in more than two years, and campus leaders are excited to move forward, even though not all the long-term effects of the budget crisis are yet known. By Sarah Brown Think State Budget Cuts Explain Tuition Hikes? Not So Fast, Says One Researcher http://www.chronicle.com/article/Think-State-Budget-Cuts/240243 2017-06-01T22:42:17-04:00 Some explanations for rising college prices are greeted with more skepticism and better scholarship than others, argues Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute. By Beckie Supiano Is Tuition Discounting Leading Some Colleges Off a Cliff? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Tuition-Discounting-Leading/239943 2017-04-28T10:35:00-04:00 Small private colleges stand to lose both money and student diversity in continually seeking to outbid each other for students, a new study warns. By Peter Schmidt Purdue’s Purchase of Kaplan Is a Big Bet — and a Sign of the Times http://www.chronicle.com/article/Purdue-s-Purchase-of-Kaplan/239931 2017-04-28T04:55:00-04:00 By acquiring the for-profit-education giant, the public university is taking cues from the fast pace of online growth at other nonprofit institutions. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Next Higher-Ed Funding Battle to Watch May Be in New Mexico http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Next-Higher-Ed-Funding/239826 2017-04-19T04:56:44-04:00 A veto of higher-education funding by the state’s governor, Susana Martinez, is the latest concerning development for public colleges in the state. By Chris Quintana Incentives to Attend Private Colleges Could Save States Money and Raise Graduation Rates http://www.chronicle.com/article/Incentives-to-Attend-Private/239801 2017-04-14T04:55:00-04:00 The findings of a new report are a balm to independent institutions concerned that more states — most recently, New York — are offering free tuition at public colleges and universities. By Katherine Mangan A Venerable Resource for Collaborations http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Venerable-Resource-for/239582 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges that want to develop or maintain productive team efforts can look to the Association for Collaborative Leadership. By Ben Gose 4 Consortia and Their Advice for Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/4-ConsortiaTheir-Advice/239581 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 How they started, what they focus on, and what they have to suggest. By Ben Gose How Colleges Cut Costs by Embracing Collaboration http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Cut-Costs-by/239580 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 More private colleges want to form partnerships to share administrative expenses. But such coordination isn’t easy. By Ben Gose