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Expectations of lower revenue and stiffer competition for students will put pressure on colleges, but a rise in giving and endowment returns, along with strong long-term demand, offers hope.
If a strong regulation had been in effect, says the Institute for College Access and Success, the company’s problematic programs would have been closed or improved.
Students at the Seattle institution say they would be happy to work their way through college, if only they could get more help from the university and the state.
Blackbaud’s higher-education specialty index follows monthly fund raising by more than 500 American colleges.
Recent acquisitions, including the purchase of a Brazilian education chain, have raised the company’s total debt to $6-billion, Moody’s Investors Service reports.
With a key senator’s withdrawal of his legislation, universities need not fear proposals from the tech industry, but there are still patent-related problems awaiting solution.
The target tops that of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, which announced a $4-billion campaign last year.
Rather than buy up and tear down dilapidated properties, Providence College and a local community-development organization restore them as affordable housing.
Appropriations to public colleges have actually risen over the past 25 years, but states haven’t kept up with the growing numbers of students.
Using models instead of actual students for a videotaped lecture series by Clayton Christensen is an example of higher-education disrupters’ expedient techniques.
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