Harvard, located along the Charles River in Cambridge, boasts the largest endowment at $37.6 billion.
Colleges and universities boast US$547 billion in endowment assets, yet only a handful of elite schools would be taxed under the proposal.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a proposal for free tuition at state colleges.
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What does tuition-free college mean in other parts of the world? And what would it mean for international students?
Should college be free for all?
Presidential candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have proposed a debt-free or a free college education. Is this feasible? Should wealthier students get such subsidies?
Can Berkeley stay Berkeley after budget cuts?
State support for public research universities declined by 28 percent between 2003 and 2013. So, why does it matter?
Is university all about being job-ready?
Universities are cutting and streamlining their courses in an attempt to make graduates more employable. But lots of graduates are still struggling to find work, so why isn’t it working?
Prospective students storm the gates at the University of Johannesburg in 2012. The demand for universities is soaring across Africa.
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Africa needs private universities. But far more must be done to make them powerhouses of knowledge, research and graduate output.
Guns on campus could lead to grade inflation.
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Guns will be allowed on public universities in Texas from August 1. Given the recent incident of a student shooting the professor and then himself, reportedly over grades, are there reasons to worry?