Industry Related Reports

 National News

  • State Support on the Rise
    “The Grapevine report, released today, shows a slow but steady increase in state funding over the last few years. Between the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years, 39 states reported increases in state funding, while only nine reported decreases….”
  • The 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Chief Academic Officers
    “At a time of intense pressure on academic leaders, provosts are worried about the future of liberal arts education — not just at liberal arts colleges, but at all institutions that provide general education to students….”
  • Might Some Colleges Manage Themselves Into Extinction?
    “More colleges are facing a do-or die-moment: become more appealing to students and parents or face closure or a merger, scholars at a college finance conference here warned Friday….”
  • Venture Capital In EdTech Is Booming
    “Education technology, or edtech, had an impressive fourth quarter in terms of venture capital investments, according to new KPMG/CB Insights data….”
  • Community Colleges and the New Workforce Development Ecosystem
    “It will take a great deal of work for community colleges to put the sector strategies, career pathways and local partnerships into place that will help them stand out as workforce development leaders, but the benefits for students make that work more than worthwhile….”

Local News

Arkansas

Massachusetts

  • Berklee and the Boston Conservatory Agree to Merger
    “Performing arts education pioneers Berklee and The Boston Conservatory have formally agreed to merge, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions..….”

Nevada

  • UNR, UNLV Could See Weekend Classes, Tougher Admissions
    “More weekend classes, cheaper summer school and a closer look at applicants may be coming to Nevada’s public colleges. The Nevada System of Higher Education, the governing body over the state’s eight public institutions, will talk Friday about possible changes coming to schools including the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College….”

Ohio

Tennessee

Wisconsin

World News

  • Global Student Accommodation to Launch First Dubai Residence
    “The Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA) is to open its first student residence in Dubai, crediting “growing demand” for student accommodation in the emirate. GSA linked the move to the high rate of growth in higher education participation in Dubai. In the last 12 years the United Arab Emirates has opened 35 new universities, with total enrolments reaching over 120,000 last year – half of which were in Dubai….”