College diversity is expensive

| Print |  Email
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Atlantic: President Obama has called on colleges to increase low-income student enrollment, but for elite schools, committing to financial-aid students will lead to budget cuts and decreased revenue.

Making a commitment to a financial-aid student not only requires committing a greater proportion of endowment dollars to grants; it also means forgoing the revenue that a full-paying student would bring in.

Read more here.

 

Comments   

 
Guest
+1 #1 More Social Engineering brought to you by Barack Obama and CompanyGuest 2014-01-21 19:18:33
Does our Commander in Chief really think that after screwing up our health care system that he really has any credibility to "fix" our higher education system? Mandated top down government programs historically fail. Why don't we try to get these kids into the community colleges and then onto the state colleges? Let's get the best bang for our buck! Let's get these students a quality and more affordable education. Let's get them out in the real working world(not government jobs)where they can pay back their student loans and contribute positively to our economy!
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
Guest
0 #2 Many Options for EducationGuest 2014-01-23 21:15:19
Interesting how Obama is stuck on the old model of bricks and mortar colleges with high costs, high tuition rates and high ratios of administrators to teaching staff. The way to solve this is to provide MORE GOVERNEMENT GRANTS AND LOANS! Golly how's that workin' out? We have students with tens of thousands in debt having graduated with some meaningless "XYZ Studies" degree and trying to pay it off by being a barista at Starbucks.

There are far more economical and efficient ways to provide a good education including the MOOKS and other online degree programs from RESPECTED institutions such as Georgia Tech. I am not talking about "Become a truck driver in 90 days!" curricula but the kind of STIM focus that puts the money into teaching the student and not on swimming pools and deans of diversity.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Make the Case: 10 stylish options for businesspeople

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015

10 briefcases that mean business.


Read more...

5 questions about the FLIR FX

The Latest
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
FLIR-FX-IndoorBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The Wilsonville-based company is targeting GoPro enthusiasts with its latest release. Is spy gear poised to go mainstream?


Read more...

Beyond Bodegas

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development. 


Read more...

The best crisis is the one you avoid

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
crisisthumbBY GARY CONKLING | GUEST BLOGGER

Avoiding a crisis is a great way to burnish your reputation, increase brand loyalty and become a market leader.


Read more...

Letting Go

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

As baby boomers sell their businesses, too many forget the all-important succession plan.


Read more...

10 Twitter highlights from #OR100Best

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015
100bestBY OB STAFF

Oregon Business held its  22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...

Foundations perspective

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Martha Richards, executive director of the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS