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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the number of American students traveling overseas to study continued to rise in 2006, capping a decade of unprecedented growth. The increase amounted to 8 percent, according to the Institute of International Education, which tracks such figures in its annual "Open Doors" report. Over the past 10 years, the number of…
Descriptors: International Education, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A lawsuit that challenges the policy of Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, to charge its regular tuition to students studying abroad on less-costly independent programs is the latest sign of scrutiny into the finances of overseas education. Wheaton officials say the tuition policy is stated online and in program materials, maintaining that…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Educational Finance, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article describes Fisk University's drive to improve its graduation and retention rates. Fisk's six-year graduation rate is more than 10 percentage points above the national average for four-year institutions. Seventy percent of Fisk alumni go on to graduate or to professional schools. No other institution produces as many black doctorates in…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, First Generation College Students
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
When Mary Cullinan became president of Southern Oregon University in September, the 5,000-student public university in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains was in dire financial shape. A $4-million shortfall had forced university officials to dip deep into its financial reserves, draining them to perilously low levels. The path back to…
Descriptors: State Universities, Budgeting, Retrenchment, Educational Finance
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
State spending for higher education in the US grew at the fastest rate during the 2005-2006 fiscal year, allowing most colleges in the nation to regain their financial balance after a series of tight budgets for five years. A new analysis by the Center for the Study of Education Policy, at Illinois State University reported that the total…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Colleges, Higher Education, State Colleges
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
Colorado's College Opportunity Fund is an educational program that affords public universities greater administrative freedom while diminishing financial support from the state. Under the new system, students receive stipends from government while universities are allowed greater freedom setting tuition and issuing bonds. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Universities, Financial Support, Freedom, Educational Finance