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College spending, board decisions are targets of Virginia higher ed billsCollege Spending, Board Decisions Are Targets of Virginia Higher Ed Bills
"... universities’ costs and governing decisions are on the minds of a few lawmakers ... Numerous bills dealing with higher education in 2020 revolve around transparency and accountability: from mandating disclosure of certain donors’ names and gifts, to requiring college governing boards to explain why tuition increases are needed," reports The Roanoke Times.

Photo: Graduates celebrate on the field of Lane Stadium during the Virginia Tech Class of 2019 graduation ceremony last May. (Matty Gentry/The Roanoke Times)



Liberal arts education: Study‚Äôs conclusions might surprise youLiberal Arts Education: Waste of Money or Practical Investment? Study’s Conclusions Might Surprise You.
"A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce finds that over the course of a career, a liberal arts education is remarkably practical, providing a median return on investment 40 years after enrollment that approaches $1 million," reports The Washington Post.

Photo: Washington and Lee University offers students a good return on investment, a study indicates. (Norm Shafer/For The Washington Post)



2018-19 Marks Continued Growth of Bachelor's Degrees and STEM-H Credentials in VirginiaVirginia Colleges Award Record Number of Bachelor's Degrees.
"A record number of students earned bachelor’s degrees in Virginia last year, state data show. The state’s colleges awarded a total of 56,484 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-19, the most in state history, according to" a new report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.



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