Higher Ed Headlines Week of August 6
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Anonymous $3 Million Gift to Fund Tuition for UH Med School’s First Class—Houston ChronicleThe gift, to be paid in increments in advance of tuition due dates, will cover all four years for some 30 students that UH hopes will begin instruction in fall 2020.
Rural Texas is struggling to keep Doctors. Sam Houston State Wants to Change That by Opening a Medical School.—The Texas TribuneSam Houston State University argues that an osteopathic medical school is the prescription for what’s ailing underserved communities in Texas.
Colleges Ask for a Share of Future Salary in Lieu of Loans—Houston ChronicleAs more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.
Texas’ Top Colleges, According to the Wall Street Journal—Houston Chronicle
A recent study by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education College has ranked hundreds of U.S. colleges based on the outcome of their students, amount of resources per pupil and graduation rates.
Texas University Leaders Still Get Top Dollar, but Pay Bumps Slow—Houston ChronicleLeaders of Texas’ largest public universities and higher education systems remained among the highest-compensated in the country in 2016-17, but their pay did not jump much after years of significant growth.