A new report from Sightlines shows that building space on college and university campuses grew by 10% from 2007 to 2016, compared with an 8% growth in enrollment during that time. The report's authors offer four recommendations to maximize current space, and their analysis considers how some colleges are working to make the best use of space.
Florida's new budget includes $151 million for state colleges and universities to share next year to hire new faculty and boost the quality of graduate and professional schools. Another bill, signed by Gov. Rick Scott, makes the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program and the State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program a permanent part of the funding formula for the state's 12 higher-education institutions.
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Graduates of business schools at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania were earning midcareer annual median pay of $204,800 and $184,300, respectively, putting them at the top of a new PayScale analysis of graduate salaries. At least three-quarters of graduates of those schools also reported high job satisfaction.
Two-thirds of prospective business-school students say they would pursue a specialist master's degree over an MBA, a survey finds. Growing job competition is cited for the increased interest.
Gloria Gibson has been hired as the first black female president to lead Northeastern Illinois University, replacing interim President Richard Helldobler on June 1. Gibson, who currently serves as the provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore, says she was impressed by the diverse community at the school, where Latino students make up nearly 40% of the student body.
A House bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would simplify the system colleges and universities use to return unused federal grant money to the government, but critics say it could be more costly for schools. Some college leaders say the proposed rules would cause them to lose millions of dollars, especially on students who drop out early in the semester.
A recent report from the American Association of University Women found that women graduate college with about $1,500 more in student loans than their male peers and carry about two-thirds of all student debt in the nation. Researchers say factors influencing the disparity include the fact that more women are attending college and a persistent pay gap with men after graduation.
A new study of students in 2015 who had declared a major in science, technology, engineering and math fields four years earlier found that heterosexual men were 17% more likely to remain in a STEM major than their LGBQ male peers. LGBQ women were 18% more likely to remain than their heterosexual counterparts, the data showed.