Hope College lets a small group of students attend for free and asks them to donate money to the institution after they graduate. An effort to raise $1 billion to expand the pilot program campuswide is going slowly.
After months of seeking a partnership, Cabrini University will close. Nearby Villanova University is working on a deal to acquire its campus.
The analysis shows that about 80 percent of colleges provide a “minimum economic return” that makes an undergraduate degree worth the investment.
A new state loan program for struggling private colleges will likely save Birmingham-Southern College from closure. But experts don’t expect similar efforts to catch on.
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