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SOUNDING THE ALARM: Daniel Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says local schools need to be “aggressive in managing the decline in the number of high school graduates in the coming years.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Enrollment ‘headwinds’ coming for local colleges

Colleges and universities in Rhode Island will need to find creative ways to draw in promising students in the face of a steep enrollment...
LOCAL COLLEGES, such as Brown University, pictured, are optimistic in having a rebound academic year starting in the fall after the COVID-19 pandemic upended campus life for 18 months. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

College leaders cautiously optimistic about having bounce-back year on campus

PROVIDENCE – With college students expected to soon return to campuses in Rhode Island, there is cautious optimism that the 2021-22 academic year will...

Rhode Island’s college instructors and faculty wait for their vaccine prioritization

PROVIDENCE – Most college professors and instructors consider themselves teachers. But in prioritization for the COVID-19 vaccine, in Rhode Island as in other states in...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, pictured, is one of multiple local colleges that will switch from offering in-person classes to online after Thanksgiving break. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Local colleges change course for end-of-semester learning

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island School of Design and New England Institute of Technology will be moving...
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES across Rhode Island, including Roger Williams University, pictured, have overall kept COVID-19 under control on their campuses during the fall semester despite the growing community-wide surge. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Despite communitywide COVID-19 surge, colleges have kept virus under control on...

PROVIDENCE – As college students across Rhode Island are preparing for their fall semester final exams, local colleges have generally passed one very important...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of several colleges in Rhode Island that has seen declined enrollments from year to year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Egan: Local colleges facing significant financial strain if second stimulus doesn’t...

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, sees resiliency in students returning to local...
EMPTY CAMPUS: The Memorial Union at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown is pictured in the background. URI Provost Daniel DeHayes says the university is expected to issue $8 million in refunds on room and board and had to spend $1 million to transition about 1,800 classes online due to the ­COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With pandemic losses mounting, local colleges face biggest test

Rhode Island-based colleges are already feeling the financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the cancellation of usually profitable events and the loss of...
THE UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island is expected to refund close to $8 million to students for lost room and board due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island President Daniel P. Egan said Thursday Rhode Island-based colleges could lose between $75 million and $100 million in revenue due to such refunds. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. colleges expected to lose $75M-$100M due to room-and-board refunds

PROVIDENCE – Colleges in Rhode Island could lose between $75 million and $100 million in planned room-and-board refunds to students forced off campus by...

Education group wants to ease community college credit transfers

PROVIDENCE – The New England Board of Higher Education recently received a grant to develop a program that will allow community college graduates in...

Budget plan rankles tax-exempts

Nonprofit hospitals and universities have long made voluntary payments to local communities that recognize the cost of emergency services provided by the hosts. These same...

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