A state with many campuses

For years, many Pennsylvania colleges have been sounding the alarm about their future. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, commonly known as Pasche, recently consolidated its six campuses into two after more than a decade of enrollment and financial pressures. Pennsylvania State University had a deficit of more than $150 million last academic year. … Read more

A Texas commission recommends tying state funding to community colleges’ performance.

Sign up for the Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up-to-date on the most important Texas news. A commission tasked with the Texas Legislature to suggest new ways to fund the state’s community colleges unanimously approved a recommendation Tuesday that lawmakers tie the state’s financial aid to how successful schools are in getting students … Read more

Thomas Edison State University celebrates 50 years of ‘shaking up’ higher ed.

Retired teacher Elizabeth “Bethe” Ewing still remembers the excitement she felt 50 years ago when she walked across the stage at Thomas A. Edison State University, the first person to receive a diploma from the school. Ewing, 76, of Marlton In the year At Commencement in June 1973, she was lucky enough to make history … Read more