The Chronicle of Higher Education | Finance http://chronicle.com/topic/Finance/110/ Topics :: Finance Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:23:40 EDT <![CDATA[Small Private Colleges Lose More Students Despite Rise in Discounting]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139091/ http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Private-Colleges-Lose/139091/ As price-conscious students increasingly choose less-expensive colleges, discounting is losing its power to keep enrollments healthy, a survey suggests.

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Mon, 06 May 2013 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SUNY Conference Explores the Value and Limits of Higher-Education Systems]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135688/ http://chronicle.com/article/SUNY-Conference-Explores-the/135688/ Only through "systemness" can the unifying value of central governance be realized, says Nancy L. Zimpher, the SUNY chancellor.

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Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Poor Endowment Results in 2012 Are Blamed on European Debt Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135384/ http://chronicle.com/article/Poor-Endowment-Results-in-2012/135384/ Colleges saw a decline of 0.3 percent, on average, in their endowment returns, according to a report released on Thursday.

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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[After Outcry Over Raises, Cal State Revisits Policy on Presidents' Pay]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131826/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-Outcry-Over-Raises-Cal/131826/ A board committee approved a plan that would bar campuses from using tuition or tax dollars to raise new presidents' salaries. But their foundations could chip in more.

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Tue, 08 May 2012 10:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholarly Groups' Choices Yield Diverging Fortunes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131396/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholarly-Groups-Choices/131396/ Economic realities, and quirks of history, mean some scholarly associations are well off. Others are on shaky financial footing.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Median Salaries of Midlevel College Administrators, 2011-12]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131296/ http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of-Midlevel/131296/ The 2-percent median increase matched the gain seen by senior administrators and was just higher than the 1.9-percent increase for faculty, says a new report.

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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Philanthropy's Role in Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131275/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Philanthropys-Role-in/131275/ Megafoundations used to be quiet giants. Now they're noisy activists, shaping policy and politics.

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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A College-Cost Policy Wonk Gives Data a Seat at the Table]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130662/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-College-Cost-Policy-Wonk/130662/ Jane Wellman and her Delta Cost Project have provided hard numbers and hard truths about spending in higher education.

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Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[5 Minutes With the Student Journalist Who Dug Up the Background of a $1-Million Donor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130417/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Minutes-With-the-Student/130417/ Kent State was going to rename its basketball court after a generous alumnus until the reporter, Doug Brown, revealed fraud in the donor's past.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Firm Says Poor Governance Puts 3 Higher-Education Companies at Risk of 'Outright Failure']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129821/ http://chronicle.com/article/Firm-Says-Poor-Governance-Puts/129821/ The firm, GMI, said the companies were not only "poorly governed" but "seem to have been run with little regard for sustainable value."

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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[For Cash-Strapped Colleges, Handling Donors' Conditions Can Be a Delicate Dance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129671/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Cash-Strapped-Colleges/129671/ When deciding how to balance fiscal realities with academic autonomy, provosts and fundraisers should work to reconcile their viewpoints, speakers said.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2011 22:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Colleges Must Find Innovative Ways to Finance Their Missions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129568/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Must-Find-Innovative/129568/ All signs point to a new normal in which institutions of higher education will have to look further for the resources they need.

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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Struggle to Outrun the Recession]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129487/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Struggle-to-Outrun/129487/ Three nervous institutions embrace a new frugality in Georgia, where unemployment is 11 percent and the famous HOPE Scholarship program has been cut.

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Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Moody's Sees Decline in Downgrades Despite Rocky Economy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Moodys-Sees-Decline-in/129087/ The company has downgraded the credit ratings of 17 colleges so far this year, well below the total it cut in each of the two previous years.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 23:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Campuses Begin Cleaning Up and Assessing Damage After Hurricane Irene]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128833/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campuses-Begin-Cleaning-Up-and/128833/ Some colleges were coping with toppled trees and leaking pipes, but most did not expect their campuses to be closed for more than a day.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:16:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Problem With In-State Tuition]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128371/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Problem-With-In-State/128371/ Colleges need more money, and the reasons to charge less to in-state residents are no longer valid.

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Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Thiel Fellowship Pays 24 Talented Students $100,000 Not to Attend College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127622/ http://chronicle.com/article/Thiel-Fellowship-Pays-24/127622/ Peter Thiel, a PayPal co-founder who wants to inspire debate about whether higher education is overvalued, expects the fellows to develop business ideas instead.

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Wed, 25 May 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cancellation of Literary-Studies Series by U. of California Press Draws Faculty Ire]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127046/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cancellation-of/127046/ Some professors are upset that the press's director did not seek the approval of a faculty editorial panel before making the decision, which she says was based on costs.

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Thu, 07 Apr 2011 22:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Credit Ratings for Colleges Are Foreseen as Stable in 2011]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/126288/ http://chronicle.com/article/Credit-Ratings-for-Colleges/126288/ Enrollment growth and efforts to bolster student aid contributed to an optimistic assessment of the higher-education sector by Fitch Ratings.

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Sun, 06 Feb 2011 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Wake of Credit Crunch, More For-Profit Colleges Lend to Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/126168/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Wake-of-Credit-Crunch-More/126168/ Nearly every for-profit college has expanded institutional lending, even while acknowledging that many of the loans will go into default, a report says.

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Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Colleges' Endowments Earned 12 Percent but Still Trail 2007 Value]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/126071/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Endowments-Earned-12/126071/ A surging stock market helped produce healthy returns in 2010, partly reversing historic losses the year before, an annual survey has found.

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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Rep. Foxx Calls for Streamlining Regulations and Cutting Spending]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/126051/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rep-Foxx-Calls-for/126051/ Speaking at the annual conference of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the congresswoman said she would not be "rushing to legislate."

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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[More Public Colleges Are Pessimistic About Tuition Revenue]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125736/ http://chronicle.com/article/More-Public-Colleges-Are/125736/ A growing share project a decline in net tuition looking forward, Moody's reports, even though most saw increases last year and expect the same this year.

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Thu, 16 Dec 2010 23:52:00 EST
<![CDATA[Colleges and Students Would Benefit From White House Tax Compromise]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125646/ http://chronicle.com/article/CollegesStudents-Would/125646/ Among the expiring tax breaks the deal would extend are a research-and-development tax credit and a trio of deductions and credits for college tuition.

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Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:35:00 EST
<![CDATA[Taking Exception: Corporate U. Redux]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125579/ http://chronicle.com/article/Taking-Exception-Corporate-U/125579/ Academe was never an oasis sheltered from financial realities, and it never will be.

 

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Sun, 05 Dec 2010 00:03:00 EST
<![CDATA[As Cities Seek Payments in Lieu of Taxes, Colleges Are Urged to Work Out Deals]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125558/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Cities-Seek-Payments-in/125558/ Municipalities and local nonprofits should hammer out payment plans that are clear and predictable, a new report says.

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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 00:01:00 EST