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Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Residents in Pennsylvania face some of the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Analysis: 20,508 college athletes participate in outdoor track and field

From Higher Education Tribune

Mt. San Antonio College in California reported having the most outdoor track and field athletes in the U.S. in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: Women's college outdoor track grosses $32.3 million

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University of Southern California men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $900,000 – or $32,149 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: Men's college outdoor track grosses $31.2 million

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University of Southern California men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $900,000 – or $32,149 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Nationally, public colleges, universities face borrower default rate of 11.28%

From Higher Education Tribune

At Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center in Virginia, 34.5 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis: 569,475 students played college sports in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

Lindenwood University, Cornell University and Harvard University reported the most students participating in athletics in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

348,659 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from 4-year schools

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix in Tempe, Everest University in Tampa and Ashford University in San Francisco reported the largest share of borrowers from four-year institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

585,402 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix, Everest University and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana University had the most students who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

PNC Asset Management Group appoints Melcher chief investment officer

Pennsylvania’s PNC Financial Services Group Inc. announced that Thomas Melcher will become PNC Asset Management Group's chief investment officer, following James Dunigan’s retirement on Jan. 1.

Education Management Corp. leader Edward H. West to step down

Education Management Corporation (EDMC) announced Friday from its Pittsburgh headquarters that President, CEO and Director Edward H. West will step down after nine years with the company to pursue other interests as of Aug. 28.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau urges support for bill to guarantee gas royalties for farmers

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) supports Rep. Garth Everett’s bill prohibiting gas well companies from assessing deductions that would negatively impact royalty payments for farm families, the bureau announced Thursday in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, news conference.

Independent business federation seeks alternatives to wage hike

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) wants Pennsylvania legislators to focus on alternative solutions for employment, its regional director testified before the Senate Labor and Industry Committee in Harrisburg Tuesday.

Small Business Day proves great success for NFIB

Brimming with 250-plus guests, achieving peaceful opposition to tax increases and displaying backing for critical legislative reforms, Small Business Day in Harrisburg last month successfully showcased the strength of Pennsylvania’s small business community.

Five Pennsylvania young entrepreneurs receive scholarships

Equipping the next generation of small-business owners with an advantageous start, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded five young adults college scholarships at Small Business Day at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday.

Republic Bank appoints Eric Tweer as vice president

Building on its assertive growth plan, Republic Bank announced, via its parent company, Republic First Bancorp Inc., that Eric Tweer has been named the vice president commercial lender for Pennsylvania, on April 29 in Philadelphia.

Harrisburg experiencing workforce shortage

Chamber president said region has 4.3 percent unemployment rate and is beginning to have problems finding workers.

Gov. Wolf approves $130.7 million for water treatment projects

Twelve water infrastructure initiatives across eight Pennsylvania commonwealth counties were awarded funding totaling $130.7 million for source, drinking water and wastewater projects, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) announced April 22 in Harrisburg.

Williams distributes $350,000 in Atlantic Sunrise community grants

49 organizations will receive up to $10,000 in first round of grants

Pittsburgh mayor names chairman of Envision Downtown Advisory Committee

Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto on Monday announced that PNC Financial Services Group CEO and President William Demchak has agreed to chair the newly formed Envision Downtown Advisory Committee.

PA businesses optimistic about future

PNC Bank survey find small business owners expect increased sales, improved U.S. economy

Metro Business Network