Higher Education

Are colleges and universities in Virginia equitable? Or should the federal government be doing more to achieve racial and income equity?

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For many years, young people in Southside and Southwest Virginia have been leaving the area after graduating from college. But, that may not be the case for much longer.

   

For the first time in nearly two decades Virginia universities will not be increasing tuition for next year. The shift is because of a budget maneuver by lawmakers.

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This spring, colleges in Virginia will be voting on whether to raise tuition for next school year. The latest state budget has a big incentive for them not to.

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond will give more resources to community college students, who transfer to the university studying in STEM fields. That’s thanks to a new one-million dollar grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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