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Higher Education Headlines: Feb. 18

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Lone Star College Partners with Area Church to Construct a New Campus—Houston Chronicle
LSC-Fallbrook campus, slated to be located on Fallbrook Church’s property in north Houston along Walters Road, is a collaboration between the system and the church.

Start College Early in High School; Doing So Greatly Increases the Chances of Graduating on Time—The Wall Street Journal
Here's one way to help students complete college on time, and with less debt: start earlier. As a result, some educators and policy makers are making college-level courses available to more high-school students.

Families Don’t Realize that Outside Awards can Reduce the Amount of a College’s Aid Package—The Wall Street Journal
When it comes to college scholarships, more could mean less.

Art Donors Head to College: Collectors Find Their Works Get More Exposure at University Museums—The Wall Street Journal
Prospective art donors increasingly are turning to more a receptive audience: college and university museums.

Including Foster Care and Homeless Students in Higher Education—The Texas Tribune
As many as 70 to 80 percent of foster care children aspire to college. 

Is e-mail making professors stupid?—The Chronicle of Higher Education
It used to simplify crucial tasks. Now it’s strangling scholars’ ability to think.

Texas A&M Asks Lawmakers for $55 Million in ‘Equity’ Funds, Citing UT’s Budget—The Texas Tribune
The gap between Texas A&M’s and UT-Austin's per-student funding has increased over the last five years, due in part to growing enrollment at the College Station campus.

Higher Education Admissions and Funding Debated in Austin—Houston Chronicle
Many Texas high school students want to go to University of Texas at Austin but can’t get in and instead opt for an out-of-state education, according to state officials.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.