Not trying to be negative - I really just want to know:
What difference is there if/when Del Val becomes a university? Is there some sort of change with PA rules?
I ask because most of the NJ state colleges went through all of this about 15 years ago. Once the state department of ed. relaxed the rules, everyone became a university from Willie P to Rowan. Other than the name changes, nothing else happened!
I believe it has something to do with graduate courses being offered or the number of graduate courses being offered.
Actually the name 'university' or 'college' have no legal distinction in terms of federal or state aid anywhere. I had attended some meetings for Western New England College when they wanted to change their name to Western New England University. The main reason they were doing it was because of how it appears to international students who still associate 'universities' with higher education and colleges with high schools and lower level institutes of learning. Also a universit
y is a place that has different schools within the whole school (schools of nursing, education, business, agriculture, etc.). It was clear that the school would not be getting any other legal or financial advantage with the name change. There was some opposition but the international association along with the fact that in 100 years no one will care about the name change is what basically made it go through.
Basically some schools are universities but still call themselves colleges (Boston College, Ithaca College, Dartmouth, William and Mary). If a college wanted to expand by adding schools and programs, then you would see some great changes at that school.