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R.I. postsecondary council approves Warner as RIC’s full-time president

PROVIDENCE – Jack R. Warner will stay on as Rhode Island College’s president. In a meeting Wednesday morning, the R.I. Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously...
AN INSIDE LOOK: Margaret Morrissey-Basler, assistant professor of health sciences, second from left, instructs students in an anatomy class at Providence College. Traditionally, liberal arts colleges are putting more emphasis on professional majors, such as the nursing program at PC, as interest has grown. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Some liberal arts schools adapting to major shifts

With nurses in high demand, and the field remaining a popular career choice despite workforce shortages, Providence College officials had high hopes for the...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY, pictured, along with Providence College will have record first-year enrollments this fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

R.I. colleges bucking national enrollment decline trends

PROVIDENCE – Across the country, colleges and universities are seeing fewer and fewer students fill academic halls and dorm rooms over the last few...
THE COMEBACK: Jennifer Vinalon returned to the classroom at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus 10 years after she stopped pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She graduated in the spring and was a commencement speaker. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some colleges focus on persuading older students to finish what they...

Graduating college is a milestone for many, perhaps more so in a pandemic. For Jennifer Vinalon, the diploma holds even more significance. Vinalon, 37, earned...
GROWING INTEREST: Raul Fonts, associate vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Providence College, says the administration hopes to enroll 1,075 students in the fall and had received 11,004 applications as of the Jan. 15 deadline, up 2% from a year ago. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

At many colleges, campus tour deleted from sales pitch

Using smartphones and livestreaming, colleges and universities in Rhode Island have been able to bypass the COVID-19 pandemic to connect with prospective students, showing...
2018 average tuition and fees for
New England colleges and universities
[prices do not include room and board] / Source: Collegetuitioncompare.com

Schools boost fundraising to slow rising student costs

Each year, college gets more expensive. Tuition and other costs have continued to escalate, reports show, prompting ever-higher levels of governmental and institutional financial...

URI profiting from geographic diversity

Stepped-up marketing to international and out-of-state students in recent years is paying off for the University Rhode Island. A 2017 survey of 500 U.S. colleges...
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