Sophomore year is always a critical time for retention. And this class faces unique challenges: they had anything but a typical first year of college.
Across the country, charitable giving to colleges in the 2020 fiscal year remained about the same as the year before.
Many campuses now offer things like workshops, group sessions and mindfulness experiences, in addition to counseling sessions with licensed professionals.
Campuses like Ohio State and Kent State are offering prizes through regular drawings for students who are vaccinated and share their status.
Around-the-clock student services, filling in tuition shortfalls, building improvements — some of the ways area colleges are using latest emergency relief.
A grassroots group, Know Your Neighbors, outlined its mission in an Instagram post: Recognize the effects of past institutional decisions. Establish positive relationships. Cultivate mutual pride.
After steep declines last year, many colleges are projecting decreases again this fall.
As undergraduate enrollment falls, college leaders in crowded fields like Northeast Ohio are fighting to stand out.
“In a way, we, as an institution, have been preoccupied with some challenges that we’ve had,” the university's president said. “I think as we move out of those, we need to become now more of a community partner.”
About 222,000 people have unpaid bills totaling $556 million to colleges across the state for things such as unpaid tuition, parking tickets, and library fines. Public colleges can withhold students’ transcripts over these unpaid balances.