Tuition Discounts Hit All-Time High
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APRIL 25, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Tuition Discounts Hit All-Time High
by Josh Moody, Inside Higher Ed
“The average tuition discount at private nonprofit colleges once again hit a record high, according to a new National Association of College and University Business Officers study released this week.
A NACUBO press release noted that “the awards were, on average, the largest yet.”
The average institutional tuition discount rate was 56.2 percent for first-time, full-time freshmen for the 2022–23 academic year, and 50.9 percent for all undergraduates, according to early projections from NACUBO’s annual survey, which included 341 private, nonprofit institutions.”
» Knowledge: “NACUBO defines the tuition discount rate in the study as “the total institutional grant aid awarded to undergraduates” by colleges and universities as “a percentage of the gross tuition and fee revenue the institution would collect if all students paid the full tuition and fee sticker price.”
» Historical Basis: “Last year’s study showed discount rates of 54.5 percent for first-time undergraduates, which itself was a record high, up from the past high of 53.9 percent in the study released in 2021.”
» What They’re Saying: ““If you want to grow, you’re going to have to do something to induce additional yield,” Bill Hall, founder and president of Applied Policy Research Inc., a consulting firm based in Minnesota. said.”
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2. ‘Wrong Solution At The Wrong Time’
by Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY
“Usually reticent to take positions on state legislation early in the lawmaking process, the NCAA is forcefully expressing its opposition to a bill in California that would give college athletes the opportunity to participate in revenue sharing with their schools, among other wide-ranging changes aimed at mandating and regulating athlete welfare.
The most contentious aspect of the new structure — but far from the only one — would be athletes potentially receiving annual payments of up to $25,000 from their schools for playing their sports. The pool of money available to athletes in each sport could be determined by the amount of revenue attributed to each sport under the U.S. Department of Education’s athletics financial reporting system. It is widely assumed that this would disproportionately benefit football and men’s basketball players.”
» Quotable: “"The NCAA believes the California legislation is the wrong solution at the wrong time," the association’s new senior vice president of external affairs, Tim Buckley, told USA TODAY Sports. "It will only further complicate an already murky picture while we’re working with Congress to create a uniform playing field in this space.”
» Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: The bill, as written, would change college sports in California. But its impacts would be felt both inside and outside the state. For example: 1) Schools in the state would have to annually complete an evaluation of their compliance with Title IX in athletics and make it public; 2) If the regulatory panel determined through an administrative hearing that a school has eliminated roster slots on a team, reduced aggregate scholarship amounts or eliminated a team while paying a coach or athletics administrator an annual salary of $500,000 or more, the school’s athletics director would be suspended for at least three academic years.”
3. Flying High: Blue Jays Are No. 1
Matthew Cooper, Johns Hopkins
There’s a new No. 1 team in Division III baseball and it resides in Baltimore, Md.
Johns Hopkins (15), 32-3
Salisbury (7), 26-4
Shenandoah (2), 31-5
Baldwin Wallace (1), 27-5
Christopher Newport, 30-7
» What We’re Watching This Week: #4 Baldwin Wallace vs. Wittenberg (Wed.); #15 Misericordia vs. Arcadia (Fri.); #2 Salisbury vs. #9 Christopher Newport (Sat.); #16 UW-Oshlosh vs. #18 UW-La Crosse (Sat.)
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4. Shuffle In The Top 10
Lexi Miskey, Case Western Reserve
Top-ranked Salisbury and No. 10 East Texas Baptist were the only teams to hold their spot in a reshuffled first 10 in this week’s NFCA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll.
Salisbury (10), 34-2
Case Western Reserve, 30-2
Texas Lutheran, 32-4
Christopher Newport, 23-5
East Texas Baptist, 29-5
» Players of the Week: Bethany Lutheran’s Aliya Kehler and Virginia Wesleyan’s Lauren Bible claimed the latest 2023 Division III Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week honors on Tuesday.
» What We’re Watching This Week: #1 Salisbury vs. #6 Christopher Newport (Sun.)
5. Lightning Round ⚡️
⚾️ Baseball. Five St. Lawrence pitchers combined for a no-hitter in the Saints’ 9-1 triumph against Plattsburgh State.
⛳️ Golf. Christopher Newport’s Alex Price was selected to compete as a member of Team USA at the Arnold Palmer Cup this summer. The annual Ryder Cup-style event showcases the top 24 men and women US college golfers vs their International counterparts
🎂 Happy Birthday. Cake and candles for Brian Rose, associate commissioner, Presidents Athletic Conference; Katie Bell, assistant athletic director, St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn); and Chris Kilcoyne, athletic director, Hollins.
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6. Comings and Goings
CORTLAND - Jacey Brooks resigned as head women’s basketball coach
ENDICOTT - Jason Pruitt named head women’s basketball coach
MILLSAPS - Isaac Carter resigned as head football coach. Cory York named interim coach
PACIFIC LUTHERAN - Melissa Charron named head athletic trainer
PLYMOUTH STATE - Curtis Arsenault named head women’s basketball coach
SAINT VINCENT - Myron Kirsch announced his retirement as athletic director. Jeff Mallory named interim athletic director
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