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What Does IU's Big Fundraising Year Mean For Students?

2011 was a much better year for donations to colleges and universities, The Chronicle for Higher Education reports, and Indiana University had a better year than most. The total amount IU received in grants and gifts last year — more than $295 million — ranked 17th in a national survey of college giving whose results were released this week, […]

Why The College Tuition Fight At The Indiana Statehouse Isn't Over Yet

Indiana University officials had high hopes for their cuts to summer semester tuition: $11 million in aggregate savings for students, they hoped, and maybe they’d manage to quiet calls in the legislature for stricter state control over rising college costs too. Yet, lo and behold, a bill has surfaced in the Indiana General Assembly calling […]

Why Ball State Worries About Getting Left Behind

Shafer Tower on the Ball State University campus.

Ever wonder why Ball State University announced financial bonuses for students who graduate in four years, why Indiana University slashed summer tuition, and why Indiana State rolled back a planned tuition hike, all in the last two months alone? Here’s one reason: The state’s universities have fallen in line following tweaks to the higher education budget and political pressure from Indianapolis, all pushing […]

The Seven New Benchmarks For Funding Indiana Colleges

While a portion of Indiana’s state funding for public colleges and universities is already tied to the schools’ performance, a state panel unanimously recommended Friday that portion of funding get bigger in the next budget cycle. As expected, the Commission for Higher Education also tweaked the metrics the state will use to measure performance. (Read all […]

Ball State Hikes President's Salary After Spring Budget Cuts

In January, Ball State president Jo Ann Gora made the case to Indiana lawmakers their new funding higher ed funding formula was unfair to her university. In March, she oversaw $11.8 million in budget cuts. In July, Ball State gave Gora a raise. From the Muncie Star-Press: The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved […]

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