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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.