Universities, Inc.

Universities run much like any other human institutions, something that seems as obvious as it has long been misunderstood. They need revenue, market themselves, and in general serve their self interest. We look at how American higher education operates in ways that many Americans may not know. See all our Special Reports

Who benefits from New York’s free college plan?

This story was originally published by the Education Writers Association and reprinted with permission. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to make tuition free year at New York’s public colleges and universities for…

Students, feeling nickel-and-dimed, force new scrutiny of college fees

A handful of schools call a halt to unexpected fees that are rising faster than tuition

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur: A lifelong endeavor

  Go online and you will find much discussion about the need for today’s creative practitioner to be more entrepreneurial: advice on…

Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers?

  In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more…

More universities and colleges reach out to boost their home communities

In a time of falling trust, the trend is in institutions’ self-interest as well as social interest

New Poll: College grads unhappy with the career services they’re getting

More than half say their career offices were unhelpful or only somewhat helpful

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Public universities have “really lost our focus”

Q&A with Christopher Newfield

Cal students at UC Berkeley on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Number of international students at U.S. universities hits new high amid Trump worries

Survey, history suggest that students who feel less welcome here may choose to study elsewhere

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