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ACCORDING TO DATA from online banking news outlet GOBankingRates, average college tuition rate increases within Rhode Island are among the highest in the U.S. / COURTESY GOBANKINGRATES

Report: Average tuition rate increases in R.I. among highest in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Tuition increases at Rhode Island-based colleges over the last decade are among the highest in the country, and such price hikes at...
JOHN DUGGAN has been named the new dean of Stonehill College's Leo J. Meehan School of Business. / COURTESY STONEHILL COLLEGE

Stonehill College taps Duggan as new business school dean

EASTON – A past business law professor and chairman of Stonehill College’s business administration department has now been named dean of the college’s Leo....
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Grad rates for low-income students lag while their debt soars

A recent federal study on graduation rates for American colleges and universities shows that 40% of all students did not earn a degree or...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE'S annual One Bold Day of Giving raised a record $175,261 from 740 donors on Wednesday, a mark that could increase by next week. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC’s annual giving day raises record $175K amid culture change on...

PROVIDENCE – There is a change of culture occurring at Rhode Island College, and results of the state college’s annual giving day on Wednesday...
E. CORRY KOLE, Providence College's former diversity, equity and inclusion education and professional services director, has filed a discrimination charge with the R.I. Commission for Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Former Providence College DEI director files discrimination charge against school

PROVIDENCE – E. Corry Kole, the former diversity, equity and inclusion education and professional services director at Providence College who identifies as nonbinary, has...
SEAN F. REID is resigning as Providence College's senior vice president of academic affairs and provost. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Reid resigning as Providence College’s provost

PROVIDENCE – Providence College will be seeking a new senior vice president of academic affairs and provost. Officials at the Dominican Friars college confirmed Monday...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth has received $1.5 million from the Greater Fall River Development Corp. and the UMass Foundation to support scholarships for area students.

UMass Dartmouth receives $1.5M to support scholarships for local students

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently became the beneficiary of seven figures in gifts and matching grants to help offer scholarships to...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth and Roger Williams University have partnered to create three new accelerated master's engineering programs.

UMass Dartmouth, RWU partner on new accelerated engineering degree programs

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Bristol-based Roger Williams University announced Wednesday that the institutions have partnered to create three joint 4+1...

7 local colleges among U.S. News’ best graduate schools

PROVIDENCE – Seven local colleges were listed as being among the top graduate schools across the country, according to the U.S. News & World...
RAYMOND DIPASQUALE, who led the Community College of Rhode Island for a decade and was also commissioner of higher education for the state, died April 4 at the age of 74. / COURTESY MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Former CCRI president, state higher ed commissioner DiPasquale dies at 74

PROVIDENCE – Raymond DiPasquale, whose 45-year career in higher education included him leading the Community College of Rhode Island for a decade and aiding...
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