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Bill McRaven, a white man with gray hair wearing a suit, speaks at NACUBO

College President as the ‘Toughest Job’? Military Hero Doubles Down

William McRaven reiterates his view about how hard it is to be a campus leader. But he warns that compromise is a feature, not a bug, of the job.

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Signs of Weakness: A Survey of Campus Business Officers

One in five college financial leaders lacks confidence in their institution’s 10-year outlook, and almost half of public college CBOs expect their condition to worsen next year, Inside Higher Ed survey finds.

Mildred García speaking at her inauguration at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She is wearing academic regalia and sunglasses.

New Chancellor Selected for California State University System

Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, will be the next CSU chancellor.

2023 Survey of College and University Business Officers

2023 Survey of College and University Business Officers

Inside Higher Ed ’s 2023 Survey of College and University Business Officers was conducted in conjunction with Hanover Research. The...
Photo of a college campus in Syracuse, N.Y. Bikes are on a bike rack in front of a brick building covered in picturesque ivy.

American Confidence in Higher Ed Hits Historic Low

A Gallup poll shows only 36 percent of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in higher education, which is down by about 20 percentage points from eight years ago.

The exterior of UW-Milwaukee at Washington County's campus building

When Merger or Consolidation Plans Don’t Align

A debate in Wisconsin over the possibility of merging a two-year state institution with a two-year technical college highlights questions of realignment faced by public college systems across the country.

N.J. City University Receives $10 Million State Lifeline

New Jersey City University will receive a $10 million lifeline from the state to help the embattled institution dig itself...

Moody’s Report: College Closures to Increase

A new report from Moody’s Investors Service finds that college closures, while remaining rare, “will continue to accelerate gradually” as...