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Committee offers new way to fund state universities

University of Iowa

By Sharyn Jackson A committee tasked with recommending a new way to fund Iowa’s three universities finished up its proposal to the Iowa state Board of Regents Monday, but not without disagreement. The board is seeking to move toward performance-based funding, which links taxpayer dollars to measures like graduation rates and minority enrollment, rather than a fixed distribution of money ... Read More »

Firm studying cost-cutting at universities to visit UNI

University of Northern Iowa

By MacKenzie Elmer The consulting firm hired to cut costs at Iowa’s three public universities will visit the University of Northern Iowa campus to answer questions during a public forum on Monday. The Iowa Board of Regents approved a $2.5 million contract for Deloitte in February to conduct the review. Officials hope to scrutinize issues such as overlapping management and duplicate ... Read More »

U.S. universities tailoring financial aid to lure well-to-do families

Students from low-income families in Nebraska have seen the net price of college rise faster than their higher-­income classmates’, an analysis of federal data shows. The rise came despite initiatives in the state college and university systems to make tuition free for low-­income students in Nebraska, one of 21 states where the biggest percentage increase in net costs at public ... Read More »

University of Iowa four-year graduation rate tops 50 percent

University of Iowa

School sees success through new initiatives for retaining more first-year students For the first time in recent history, the University of Iowa’s four-year graduation rate has topped 50 percent, according to a report that will be presented to the Iowa Board of Regents next month. Before the newest report, all three of Iowa’s public universities reported graduating fewer than half ... Read More »

LPU signs MoU with four universities of US

Lovely Professional University

Lovely Professional University (LPU) signed MoU with four prominent universities from USA during a two day visit of 21 member delegation from these universities. The four universities with which MoU have been signed included Iowa State University (ISU), University of Iowa (UI), University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Kirkwood Community College (KCC). The MoUs are cornered on the intent of ... Read More »

University to receive nearly $700,000 grant from USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

Over the next five years, students will be able to have stipends for a summer internship program that focuses on plant pathology. In collaboration with the lead institution, Iowa State University, Tuskegee has been awarded a grant for $699,492 by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Funds for the project proposal, “Transgenic approaches in ... Read More »

Fees climb at Iowa universities

University-of-Iowa

Parents, students shell out hundreds of extra dollars as Iowa public university fees rise an average of 73% over decade Students at Iowa’s three public universities and their parents have suffered sticker shock year after year as tuition and other college costs have soared. Among the costs are mandatory fees, which have quietly added an average of $1,100 a year ... Read More »

MSU ranks among best colleges to work

In 40 years, a lot of things have changed at Michigan State University (MSU). One thing that hasn’t is how Joe Darden feels about his job — he still enjoys it. Happy MSU employees, such as Darden, are just one of the reasons MSU made Business Research Guide’s first annual Top 10 Best Colleges and Universities to Work For list. ... Read More »

Average student debt at Iowa’s public universities dips

Average student debt at Iowa’s three public universities dipped slightly last year to $26,764, down $144 from the previous year, though average debt remains higher than in 2009, an Iowa Board of Regents report on financial aid shows. Data show student borrowing has increased by 57 percent in the past decade. Tuition has more than doubled over that time. State ... Read More »

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