Performance Arts colleges are a growing segment of higher education.
Many of them are thriving, with more than $4 billion in revenue and nearly two million students enrolled.
But some of the best and worst schools have not fared so well.
Here are five of the worst performers, from the top to the bottom.
University of Southern California A decade ago, a group of former U.S. presidents called on the nation’s top universities to cut costs, slash the cost of education and improve the quality of life for their students.
Their recommendations have not gone far.
Today, nearly half of American college students attend public schools that don’t offer full-time, post-graduate degree programs.
Many students have limited opportunities for earning a college degree and many students can’t afford to go to college at all.
The result: The country has the highest rates of under-education in the world, according to the U.N. The latest U.C. report on the state of education found that students with disabilities, students with a low income and students with low-income families are most likely to have limited choices for higher education opportunities.
University at Buffalo The University at Niagara’s reputation as a premier academic institution has been tarnished by the release of a damning report last year by a group called the Higher Learning Commission.
The report accused the school of profiting off the sale of $4.3 million in student loans.
A former vice chancellor at the school and the school’s vice president of financial services were also indicted.
A $3 million fine has been imposed by the UCR administration.
The university’s president resigned, and an independent investigation found that a $1 million loan that the school issued to a former student was fraudulent.
The investigation concluded that the university had not properly accounted for its student loans when it sold them, and that the sale had violated federal rules governing the sale and origination of student loans, according the URC report.
University College London Students at University College Londonderry are protesting the removal of a mural in the campus chapel on Monday.
The painting, by Dutch artist Jan de Vries, depicts a woman with her back turned to the sun, with the words “All I want is love” written across her chest.
It was removed from the chapel earlier this year, the first such removal since it was unveiled in the early 1990s.
The artist said the painting was meant to symbolize freedom, and said it has been used to mock Muslims, Black people and other marginalized groups.
The decision came after students and students’ supporters petitioned the school for permission to have it removed.
University Of Georgia The university said it was taking steps to eliminate “an unacceptable number of instances of racial bias” in its disciplinary processes, including the removal from its student review board of a former black professor who is white.
The review board has been a lightning rod for controversy because of its decision to award a $8,000 grant to a black student who had a sexual relationship with a white male assistant professor.
The former assistant professor was charged with a misdemeanor crime and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Georgia is one of only two states that does not allow sexual misconduct investigations to go forward in cases where a person has been accused of sexual misconduct.
The other state, Mississippi, prohibits sexual misconduct proceedings in those cases.
A spokesperson for the university said the review board was removed after the university received “several complaints” about the behavior of the assistant professor, who is black.
University Medical Center of South Carolina In 2017, the medical center announced a $100 million donation to the University of South Dakota.
The school said the money would be used to increase access to cancer research, stem cell research and research on neurodegenerative diseases.
The fund was meant for the South Dakota Institute of Science, Medicine and Technology, a research university with a track record of helping cancer patients.
It did not mention the $100,000 donation in its statement, and a university spokesperson said it had no immediate plans to make the donation.
University City University of New Orleans A year ago, the school said it would spend $50 million on research to improve its campus health care system.
In a statement to The Times-Picayune, the university’s chief executive officer said the funds would be spent on “high-performing and innovative health care delivery solutions” for students, faculty and staff.
The hospital said the investment would “expand health care and reduce the need for uncompensated care.”
University University of Georgia Students protest the removal at the University at Athens, Ga., on April 5, 2017.
The campus in Athens, Georgia, is being rebuilt after an earthquake and a tsunami.
The college said the new buildings would have “all the same services and amenities” as the current ones.
But students said the school had no way of knowing whether the renovations would be able to keep up with the increased demand for care.