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Kan. universities pushing bill to streamline offering online courses to out-of-state students

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A bill before the Kansas Legislature would allow the state’s universities to streamline efforts to offer online courses to out-of-state students, according to supporters. The bill would allow the Kansas Board of Regents to join a regional group of states that would establish standards for online courses and authorize the member states to provide online courses in each state. The ... Read More »

Kansas universities unite in effort to restore funding

Washburn University

Kansas universities are uniting in an appeal to restore higher education spending after two years of multimillion-dollar state budget cuts. Political debate about the future of taxpayers financing the 32-school Kansas Board of Regents system returns to the forefront when the 2014 Legislature is scheduled to start this week in Topeka. Officials at Washburn University, Kansas State University and the ... Read More »

Universities unite in budget fight for higher calling

Kansas State University

By Tim Carpenter CEOs see state funding pivotal investment in Kansas’ future  Two years of multimillion-dollar state budget cuts to Kansas higher education and annual escalation in student tuition and borrowing beg the question: What next? Political debate about the future of taxpayer financing of the 32-school Kansas Board of Regents system returns to the forefront in mid-January when the ... Read More »

Editorial: Leadership key to universities’ success

Kansas State University

Higher education receives its share of criticism, in Kansas and across the county, with each report of an increase in tuition and student debt or when a student or faculty member does something to bring unflattering attention to his or her university. Reports from the president of Washburn University and leaders of the state’s two largest universities, published recently in ... Read More »

Three state public universities see enrollment increases

Kansas State University

Overall enrollment at public universities in Kansas increased slightly  Enrollment fell at four of the state’s seven public universities this spring, but rose at Kansas State University, Emporia State and Fort Hays State.  The total student head count at K-State, which is experiencing record-high enrollment this academic year, was 23,180 this spring, up from 22,518 last spring. At Emporia State, the ... Read More »

Kansas universities brace for state cuts to program funding

University of Kansas

The relentless push to shrink government and cut taxes could trigger tuition hikes and mean less state money for a program that provides aviation companies with work-ready employees. Competing versions of budget cuts from the House and Senate both include reductions in state aid for universities, a move that could add to ever-increasing tuition rates. Meanwhile, the National Center for Aviation ... Read More »

KU walks alone in admissions reform

The University of Kansas stands alone among the state’s public universities in a quest to elevate admissions standards beyond the minimum required by law. Neither Kansas State University nor any of four other universities in the Kansas Board of Regents system expressed a desire to follow  KU’s maneuver to break from the pack. “We’ve had no interest with institution-specific admissions ... Read More »

Despite economy, US universities receive record-high donations

KSU Foundation raises record $107 million in 2011 fiscal year, 4.3 percent higher than national avgerage Private donations to higher education increased by 8.2 percent in 2011 despite the current state of the U.S. economy, stated a March 30 USA Today article by Coburn Palmer. This put donations to universities nationwide over $30 billion for only the second time in ... Read More »

Kansas University ranks 41st in federal research funding

The University of Kansas has moved up the list of universities receiving federal research money, with a school record $147.6 million in 2010-11. That was good enough for 41st among comprehensive public research universities, up from No. 44 the year before. KU received more federal research money than any other public university in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma or Nebraska, according to ... Read More »

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