The president of Fairfield University on higher education
Monthly Archive for November, 2009
It seems that transfer students have a more difficult time ever feeling like they are fully engaged in their college education. A study by the National Survey of Student Engagement found that “transfer students tended to lag behind ‘native’ students, as it calls those who did not transfer, in terms of campus engagement.”
As costs rise and money from state legislators starts to dry up, many state universities are beginning to operate like private institutions, with steep rises in tuition and an increasing tendency to seek students from out of state — who pay higher tuition and fees than in state students — to try to address their budget gaps.