07
June
2021
|
14:52 PM
America/Chicago

Higher Education Headlines: June 7

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

Get your daily dose of higher ed headlines. Just a click away.

San Jacinto College Anonymous Donor Gives Free Tuition to 2021 High School Grads
Houston Chronicle
[Subscription Required]

New CDC Guidance: Colleges Where ‘Everyone is Vaccinated’ Can Return to Full, In-person Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education
[Free Subscription Required]

A New Mega-University Expects to Earn Big Money Immediately. Are Its Projections Too Ambitious?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
[Free Subscription Required]

Federal Student Loan Loss Forecast Rises by $53 Billion
The Wall Street Journal
[Subscription Required]

Texas Universities Got More State Funding This Year Than They Anticipated – But They’re Still Hoping For More Support
The Texas Tribune

[Free Subscription Required]

Tulsa Race Massacre Is Now An MBA Case Study at Harvard
The Wall Street Journal

[Subscription Required]

Transfer Rates Tumble at Two-Year Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
[Free Subscription Required]

Boom, Not Bust, For Employer-Funded Learning
Inside Higher
[Free Subscription Required]

Opinion: Reimagining Higher Education for The Age of Flexible Work
Inside Higher Ed
[Free Subscription Required]

Our Broke Public Universities
The Chronicle of Higher Education
[Free Subscription Required]

The Rise of Remote Work May Reshape College Towns. Here’s How These Campuses Are Wooing Transplants.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
[Free Subscription Required]

Gift From Mackenzie Scott Put Overlooked Colleges and Universities In The Spotlight
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
[Free Subscription Required]

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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.