Tue., January 8, 2013 6:19pm
Eight public institutions of higher education across Georgia officially became four on Tuesday, as the state Board of Regents gave final approval to a consolidation scheme that’s been more than a year in the making. While substantive changes have been—and continue to be—in progress, the big day on campus was all about branding.
Mon., October 29, 2012 6:00am
Georgia Regents University Augusta is the official name of a new institution resulting from the merger of two Augusta universities. The decision came after some objected to dropping Augusta from the name. And it has branding implications for both the university and the city.
Wed., July 25, 2012 10:32am
The group has a list of ideal qualities they hope to find in the college's new leader and says they want a visionary fundraiser who has integrity.
Wed., May 23, 2012 3:13pm
The education partnership agreement will create more educational opportunities for employees. Research will also increase. The
Thu., April 5, 2012 4:06pm
Student-loan debt is ballooning across the country, with some economists calling it the next big challenge for the economy. The average student-loan debt at Georgia’s four-year public and private universities grew to nearly $19,000 last year. Nationally, average debt tops $25,000.
Fri., October 7, 2011 3:49pm
Classes began in Columbus this week for students of Virginia College, the latest ‘for-profit’ institution to open in Georgia. But as the number of ‘for profit’ colleges climbs, so do student loans in default. Officials with the ‘for profit’ industry say the trend is troubling, but not surprising given the economy and the typical student, who is often older and has a family. Industry critics however cite aggressive recruiting tactics luring students who are not in good financial position.
Mon., July 25, 2011 1:53pm
Officials with Georgia’s system of colleges and universities say increased spending in the face of state budget cuts is necessary to keep and attract students. With reduced state funding, the System has hiked tuition rates nearly 50 percent over the last several years, along with increasing student fees.
Fri., May 6, 2011 10:07am
The Board of Regents appointed Republican Hank Huckaby the university system's new chancellor on Friday. After the unanimous vote to name him, Chancellor-elect Huckaby gave an explanation for the recurrent increases in tuition over the past several years.
Tue., April 26, 2011 9:06am
Valdosta State University President Patrick Schloss has announced that he will leave the south Georgia school for another position with the state university system.
Tue., April 19, 2011 1:43pm
Georgia college students will have to pay up to $450 more per semester in tuition and fees starting this fall. The Georgia Board of Regents voted Tuesday to raise tuition to deal with a massive shortfall because of state budget cuts, skyrocketing enrollment and dried-up federal stimulus money. The state's 35 colleges and universities are set to lose $346 million in funding for the fiscal year starting July 1.