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The Problem With Obama’s “Free Community College” Proposal

01/21/2015

Time Inc. Network. President Obama’s ambitious proposal to make community college tuition free would certainly make enrolling in college more affordable. It may also induce students to stay there longer.However, reducing costs for students on its o... Read more >


Study Questions Whether Full-Time Enrollment Is Best for Everyone

01/21/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Report: “Non-First-Time Student Persistence Patterns” Organizations: InsideTrack, American Council on Education, NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, University Professional and Continuin... Read more >


Obama's Final Two Years

01/21/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The White House has highlighted a range of higher education policy ideas in the days and weeks leading up to President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Some of the proposals — like th... Read more >


Prominent Columns Find Devils in Details of Obama’s Free-College Plan

01/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Two national newspapers used the morning of President Obama’s State of the Union address to publish op-eds praising the spirit of his proposal to make two years of community college free, but taking aim at the pro... Read more >


Community College Liberal Arts

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Many liberal arts faculty members these days worry about struggling enrollments for their disciplines. But data being released today suggest that they might be encouraged by the trends at community colleges. From 1987 to 2013, the ... Read more >


GED Drop

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The number of people who earned a GED last year declined significantly, following the first major revamp of the high school equivalency test in over a decade. Critics of the updated exam point to a test that's more difficu... Read more >


Checkered Recovery Continues

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Most states increased higher education spending last year but half still spend less on college-related programs than they did five years ago, according to a report released today. Over all, state higher ed spending this year is up... Read more >


Taxes and Education

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. WASHINGTON -- The White House Saturday announced a series of tax proposals that would raise taxes on financial institutions and wealthy individuals, simplify education tax credits and pay for his plan for free community c... Read more >


Judge Weighs In on CCSF

01/20/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The tide appears to have turned in favor of supporters of City College of San Francisco in their long feud with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. A San Francisco Superior Court Judge last wee... Read more >


Why Colleges Are Like Cable Companies

01/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Comcast might be the most-hated company in America. Even in an industry that generally rates poorly with consumers, it still regularly fares worse on consumer-satisfaction measures than any other company except Time... Read more >


College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.

01/20/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Ask soon-to-be college graduates whether they’re ready to enter the real world, and they’ll probably say yes. After all, they are about to collect what everyone has told them is the ticket to a good job—a coll... Read more >


Standard & Poor’s Issues Negative Outlook for Nonprofit Higher Education

01/16/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has issued a negative outlook for nonprofit higher education for 2015, citing, among other things, tension between rising costs to colleges and a focus on student affordabili... Read more >


City College of San Francisco Wins a Reprieve in Its Accreditation Battle

01/16/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education The accreditor that oversees City College of San Francisco announced on Wednesday that the college would have two more years to meet all accreditation standards. Whether that decision has any relevance could depend ... Read more >


Obama's free community college plan would give California less than other states

01/16/2015

LA Times. A close-up look at President Obama’s proposal for free community college for most students reveals some aspects that might not thrill Californians. Unlike the way things work for most of education, the president’s plan would provide u... Read more >


Funding Formula Fracas

01/15/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Washington State’s performance-based funding formula has failed to move the needle on community college student completion rates, according to a newly released research paper. But officials at the state’s two-year col... Read more >


Short courses offer hope to U.S. education companies

01/15/2015

Reuters. Short-term courses could well be the way forward for traditional for-profit education providers in the United States as they struggle to arrest the slide in enrollments. Larger for-profit education companies, including Apollo Education Gro... Read more >


Sanchez: Restore the Pell Grant’s clout

01/15/2015

The Hill. College campuses look a little different than they did when I was an undergraduate. The “typical” student — one between the ages of 18 and 22, living on campus and attending school full time — is becoming less and less typica... Read more >


More States Tie Money to Colleges’ Performance, but That May Not Work

01/15/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. A report being released on Wednesday throws more cold water on a trend that’s been sweeping the nation for the past several years, most recently with the White House proposal that seeks to make two years of commu... Read more >


A Community-College Plan Doomed to Fail

01/13/2015

National Review Online. The logic behind the “free” community-college program President Obama announced last week is understandable. A high-school education once put many well-paying jobs within reach of Americans. Today, post-high-school ... Read more >


Corinthian Sale Postponed

01/13/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The proposed sale of 56 campuses of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain to ECMC, a student loan guarantor, has been postponed until next month, Corinthian said in a corporate filing. The deal, which the U.S. Department of E... Read more >


Experimenting with Competency

01/13/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education will allow at least 40 colleges to experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment, granting them a waiver from certain rules that govern federal financial aid. The departm... Read more >


Where California’s Jobs Are Being Created and Sustained

01/13/2015

Fox & Hounds. Last Thursday, Ross DeVol, chief research officer at the Milken Institute (MI), came to San Francisco to unveil the findings of the MI annual Best Performing Cities study. The presentation not only set out the rankings of metropoli... Read more >


President Obama’s community college proposal doesn’t make the grade

01/12/2015

The Washington Post. “TODAY I’M announcing an ambitious new plan to bring down the cost of community college tuition in this country,” President Obama said in Tennessee on Friday. “I want to bring it down to zero. I want to make it free.” ... Read more >


California Budget Plan Tops $1B for Community Colleges

01/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed.   California Governor Jerry Brown’s higher ed budget plan for the next year would give give a chunk of new money to community colleges. The proposal released late last week also, as expected, threaten the four-year Uni... Read more >


New Higher Ed Federalism

01/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed. President Obama’s proposal to make community college free could rearrange the relationship between the federal government, states and colleges. Behind the talk of a free two-year college education is a shift in the federal go... Read more >


The Thought That Counts

01/12/2015

Inside Higher Ed. Community college advocates like the spirit of President Obama's blockbuster free community college proposal. It’s the details, many still unknown, that worry some. The White House wants $60 billion over a decade to ... Read more >


Community Colleges at a Glance

01/09/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. By proposing that the government foot the bill for two years of community-college tuition, President Obama hasn't just made a bid to improve access to higher education. He has also cast a spotlight on a crucial gro... Read more >


4 Lingering Questions About Obama’s Free Community-College Plan

01/09/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education. President Obama made a splash Thursday night with his announcement that the White House would push for free community college nationally “for everybody who’s willing to work for it.” By Friday morning, it was... Read more >


Who Has a Stake in Obama’s Free Community-College Plan?

01/09/2015

Eric Kelderman and Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education. President Obama’s proposal to make community college free is getting an enthusiastic reception from two-year colleges and their advocates across the nation. Not surprisingly, tho... Read more >


Two Years of Free Community College

01/09/2015

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed. President Obama is going big with his higher education announcement in Tennessee on Friday. He wants to make the first two years of community college as free as high school. “To make sure that community college is acc... Read more >


Measuring Substance

01/09/2015

Paul Fain. Inside Higher Ed. Lawmakers will continue to look for ways to measure the value of a college degree. Acknowledging this, a group of three higher education associations say they want to help that conversation be more informed and comprehe... Read more >


Elusive Data on Education and Workforce

01/08/2015

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed. After eight years of work and $640 million in federal spending, state data systems that seek to link education and the workforce remain riddled with holes. That was the conclusion of the U.S. Government Accoun... Read more >


Student Loans Are Poorly Aligned With Graduate Earnings

01/07/2015

Lance Lambert, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Student-loan payments are the bane of many new graduates. A recent analysis by the Brookings Institution explains why: The typical new graduate is likely to devote 14 percent of his or her paycheck... Read more >


'No Discernible Growth' in Online Education Market?

01/07/2015

Inside Higher Ed. The online education market showed "no discernible growth" between the fall of 2012 and 2013, according to a preliminary analysis of the federal government's data on students enrolled in distance education courses. The a... Read more >


15 higher-ed technology predictions for 2015

01/07/2015

Meris Stansbury, eCampus News. Education and technology analysts say these tech-enabled trends will take off this year. Think it’s just about online learning? Think again; more like wearable tech and spending on campus IT security. These are jus... Read more >


Higher Education Issues: 15 for '15

01/07/2015

John Ebersole, Forbes. The arrival of a new year brings with it the opportunity to reflect on that which occurred over the past twelve months and to look ahead at what awaits. For us in higher education, here is a list of issues that will be with us... Read more >


Outsourced Trial Period

01/07/2015

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed. Like most colleges, online institutions are under pressure to improve their graduation rates. Some are getting more selective about which students they admit, turning away those who appear less likely to comple... Read more >


Students now pay more of their public university tuition than state governments

01/07/2015

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post. It used to be that attending a public university all but guaranteed graduating with little to no debt. State governments funneled enough money into higher education that families could send their kids... Read more >


A ratings plan to punish religious colleges

01/07/2015

Anne Hendershott, The Washington Times. Continuing its long march, the Obama administration is now targeting colleges and universities for federal scrutiny of student-loan repayment rates, student retention and graduates’ “gainful employment... Read more >


Online, Size Doesn't Matter

01/05/2015

Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed. Conventional wisdom (backed by many research studies) holds that students benefit from smaller classes. They receive more personal attention from instructors, who can spend more time evaluating each ass... Read more >


Obama dials up executive power

01/05/2015

David Nather, POLITICO. What do you do when you don’t have Congress? Keep the regulations coming. The Obama administration is preparing another active year of executive action in 2015, pumping out new rules and enforcing others for the first time... Read more >


5 Things Colleges Can Expect From Congress in 2015

01/05/2015

Kelly Field, The Chronicle of Higher Education. When the 114th Congress convenes, on Tuesday, Republicans will control the Senate for the first time in eight years. In the House of Representatives, they’ll have their largest majority since 1928.... Read more >


A Higher-Education Agenda for the Poor

01/05/2015

Judah Bellin, National Affairs. One could be forgiven for thinking that American higher-education policy has failed only the middle class. After all, the country's putative higher-ed reformers invoke the plight of middle-class students almost exclus... Read more >


Herzing University becomes a nonprofit organization

01/05/2015

Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Herzing University, one of Wisconsin's oldest and largest for-profit career colleges, has converted to nonprofit status. The transition makes the Milwaukee-based institution, which has some 6,000 students,... Read more >


A proposed federal college rating system could hurt disadvantaged students

01/05/2015

Michael L. Lomax, The Washington Post. Michael L. Lomax is president and chief executive of the United Negro College Fund. Last month, the Obama administration released the draft metrics of its long-awaited college rating system. Unfortunately, th... Read more >


Federal Ratings System Is a Lose-Lose Proposition

12/19/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 19, 2014. In the time-honored tradition of students’ slipping papers under professors’ doors before dashing home at winter break, the U.S. Department of Education released its first draft of the propos... Read more >


More Metrics, More Problems: Breaking Down Obama’s College-Ratings Plan

12/19/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 19, 2014. President Obama’s controversial college-ratings plan has spawned 16 months of intense debate, much of it centering on one key question: What measures would factor into the ratings? On Friday t... Read more >


Ratings Plan Arrives, Details Scant

12/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 19, 2014. After nearly a year and a half of public debate over its proposed college ratings, the Obama administration on Friday provided the first glimpse into how it will structure such a system, including the criteria i... Read more >


Career Education Corp. to Sell Le Cordon Bleu

12/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 19, 2014. Career Education Corp. on Thursday said it plans to sell Le Cordon Bleu, a chain of 16 culinary campuses. The company, which is one of the largest publicly traded for-profits, said in a written statement that the... Read more >


Behind the Ratings

12/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 19, 2014. Friday’s release of a college ratings “framework” was a relatively anticlimactic milestone that capped months of speculation, delays and sometimes-fierce criticism from higher education leaders. ... Read more >


GOP gives feds’ college rating plan an F

12/19/2014

POLITICO. December 18, 2014. The Obama administration will soon publish its plan to rate more than 6,000 colleges nationwide based on the value they provide to students and to society. The goal is to steer billions in federal financial aid toward t... Read more >


Sustaining SARA

12/19/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 18, 2014. Leaders of a national movement to ease the regulatory burden on colleges and universities that offer distance education say the effort has passed its tipping point after more than a third of the states ... Read more >


For-Profit Education Giant Wins in 9th Circuit

12/18/2014

Courthouse News Service. December 16, 2014. Claims that the for-profit education company Apollo Group inflated its worth with lies and sketchy recruitment tactics failed to impress the 9th Circuit on Tuesday.     The ruling comes more than four... Read more >


Service Members, Spouses and Veterans Often Need a New Kind of College Education | Commentary

12/17/2014

Roll Call. December 16, 2014. When the newly elected Congress convenes, it will consider two seemingly unrelated issues: funding a new military involvement in the Middle East and reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, which governs student aid. Bo... Read more >


Faster, Faster, Smarter, Smarter: The Internet Job Placement Sites Speed Into 2015

12/17/2014

Fox & Hounds. December 16, 2014. The world of the internet job placement sites continues to grow rapidly in 2014. With so many job placement sites, which is the right one for a job seeker in California to use? To get perspective we might turn t... Read more >


Accreditation Panel Issues Higher Ed Act Suggestions

12/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 12, 2014. The federal panel tasked with advising the U.S. Department of Education on accreditation issues on Thursday released a draft set of recommendations for changing accreditation during reauthorization of t... Read more >


Is AG ignoring lessons from IRS scandal?

12/17/2014

U-T San Diego. December 10, 2014. Proposition 8 was a political campaign, where disclosure rules are stringent. Supporters of charitable and educational groups, however, are allowed to keep their donations from public view. The Koch Brothers are co-... Read more >


College Enrollments Drop for 3rd Straight Year

12/17/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 11, 2014. Report: “Postsecondary Student Enrollments Continue Decline” Organization: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Summary: College enrollments dropped by 1.3 percent this fall afte... Read more >


Congress cuts federal financial aid for needy students

12/17/2014

The Washington Post. December 10, 2014. Congress will cut $303 million in funding for a federal program that allows many of the nation's poorest students attend college, part of a massive spending package to keep the federal government open through... Read more >


10 ways a Republican-led Congress could impact higher ed in 2015

12/10/2014

Education Dive. December 9, 2014. With Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate in January, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act will be “starting from scratch,” according to Sen. Lamar Alexander, the likely leader of the Senate... Read more >


Pell Grants for Juvenile Offenders

12/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 9, 2014. As part of an effort to improve the quality of education for young offenders, the Obama administration on Monday unveiled new guidance that allows students confined to juvenile correctional facilities to receive P... Read more >


Best of a Bad Situation?

12/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 9, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education last week defended the deal it helped broker for Corinthian Colleges, a disintegrating for-profit chain, to sell 56 of its campuses to a nonprofit student loan guarantee agency, E... Read more >


A Bold New Plan to Protect Students

12/10/2014

Homeroom. The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education. December 5, 2014. Recently, the Department of Education announced our support for a deal that will strengthen the education prospects of nearly 40,000 college students on 56 Everest an... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges Campuses In California Will Likely Be Shut Down

12/10/2014

BuzzFeed News. December 7, 2014. Kamala D. Harris, the California Attorney General who is leading a high-profile lawsuit against the for-profit Corinthian Colleges school system, appears to be steering all 23 Corinthian-owned campuses in the state... Read more >


36 Presidents of Private Colleges Earned More Than $1-Million in 2012

12/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 7, 2014. Three dozen private-college presidents earned more than $1-million in 2012, with the typical leader making close to $400,000, a Chronicle analysis has found. The millionaire club increased by one... Read more >


Doctorates Up, Career Prospects Not

12/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 8, 2014. Universities are awarding doctoral degrees at an accelerating pace, despite the fact that the career prospects of those who receive their Ph.D.s appear to be worsening. That dichotomy is among the stark... Read more >


Police Use Tear Gas Against Protest in Berkeley

12/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 8, 2014. Police in Berkeley, California, on Saturday night used tear gas against protesters who were demanding changes in the justice system in the wake of the decisions of grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indi... Read more >


Good Cop, Bad Cop From White House

12/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 5, 2014. The second White House college summit held Thursday was bigger and focused on a broader range of institutions than the inaugural January event. And it also, in part, more vividly illustrated what seems to be an o... Read more >


The Talk—and Pledges—at the White House Summit on College Opportunity

12/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 4, 2014. Hundreds of college leaders are now heading home, still giddy from Thursday’s White House Summit on College Opportunity.Now comes the hard part: Making good on their varied promises to enroll m... Read more >


California Economy and Taxes

12/04/2014

Legislative Analyst's Office. December 4, 2014. The LAO Economy and Taxes Blog: An Introduction December 4, 2014 Introducing a new resource for the Legislature and the public to learn more about California's economy and tax revenues. Jason ... Read more >


These College Majors Have the Hardest Time Paying Off Student Loans

12/04/2014

TIME. December 4, 2014. Some of them will surprise you Most college students pick their major based on their talents and their interests, not on how easily that major can help them pay down their student loans. Maybe it’s time to rethink that. A... Read more >


The "gainful employment" rule won’t make students better off by decimating the for-profit sector

12/04/2014

Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. December 3, 2014 At the end of October, the Department of Education released its much-awaited “gainful employment” rule. It is supposed to fix (or at least lessen) the problem that many students who pursu... Read more >


The Second Summit

12/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 4, 2014. The Obama administration is once again gathering hundreds of college presidents here today for a second White House-run summit that will promote new commitments to help low-income students. Administration officia... Read more >


No need for irrational fears of student loans

12/04/2014

Reuters. December 2, 2014. The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt - so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. ... Read more >


Reflections from Arizona: The Future of Higher Education

12/04/2014

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. December 1, 2014. Colleges and universities across the country are under enormous pressure to transform themselves to meet the needs of today’s student: For affordable, career-relevant, and high-quality ed... Read more >


U.S. Will Explore New Loan Servicing Models, Official Says

12/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 2, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education plans to explore new approaches to how it services federal student loans, a top official said Monday.  Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell, addressing a Federal Stu... Read more >


Report Says Four-Year Degrees Are a 'Myth'

12/02/2014

Inside Higher Ed. December 2, 2014. A new policy report from Complete College America pushes for a return to "on-time" graduation. The nonprofit group said commonly used graduation rates of 150 percent of on-time program length (six year... Read more >


New rule threatens for-profit college funding

12/02/2014

Battle Creek Enquirer. November 28, 2014. For-profit schools are fighting an Obama administration regulation that could threaten financial aid for hundreds of thousands of their students. The Department of Education's plan to tighten control over f... Read more >


Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?

11/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 25, 2014. Hiring managers look at each résumé for an average of six seconds, according to a 2012 study by TheLadders, a job-hunting website. In those six seconds, the recruiter looks at the applicant’... Read more >


Get a degree in drones: earn $100,000 a year

11/25/2014

MarketWatch. November 24, 2014. Young Americans used to want to be pilots — or astronauts. But considering the number of courses popping up in universities to train students for the next generation of unmanned planes, many now want to fly drones... Read more >


How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education

11/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 24, 2014. President Obama’s decision to extend limited legal status to up to five million of the nation’s 11.4 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally will open the doors to college t... Read more >


Free Fall in For-Profits’ Enrollment May Be Slowing

11/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 21, 2014. Between government investigations and plummeting student numbers, for-profit colleges have had a rough few years. Dozens of colleges saw double-digit drops in enrollment, and in 2012 a U.S. Sen... Read more >


Corinthian's Nonprofit Buyer

11/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 21, 2014. The ECMC Group, a nonprofit organization that runs one of the largest student-loan guaranty agencies, announced Thursday that it will purchase 56 campuses from Corinthian Colleges, a crumbling, controversial for-... Read more >


U. of Calif. Regents Approve Tuition Increase Over Governor’s Opposition

11/21/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 20, 2014. The University of California system’s Board of Regents voted on Thursday to approve a plan that could raise tuition by 5 percent in each of the next five years, the Los Angeles Times reports. T... Read more >


Nonprofit Group to Buy 56 of Corinthian's Campuses

11/21/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 20, 2014. A nonprofit organization best known for its sometimes-controversial work in the student-loan industry is buying 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc. The transaction, bein... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges Enters Into Agreement to Sell 56 Everest and WyoTech Campuses to Nonprofit ECMC Group

11/20/2014

Corinthian Colleges Inc. November 20, 2014. SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corinthian Colleges Inc. (Nasdaq:COCO) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Zenith Education Group, Inc. (Zenith), an affiliat... Read more >


Origination fees: A hidden student tax

11/20/2014

The Hill. November 19, 2014. Congress has hijacked the discussions around federal student loans, asserting that they are somehow a burden to the government. Considering they generate more than $50 billion in revenue annually, nothing could be furthe... Read more >


Wells Fargo and Discover to offer student loan modifications

11/20/2014

The Washington Post. November 19, 2014. If you’re having a hard time paying off your private students loans, you could catch a break soon as two of the biggest private lenders are gearing up to relax repayment terms. On Wednesday, Wells Fargo sa... Read more >


Rep. Kline Will Again Lead House Education Committee

11/20/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 20, 2014. U.S. Representative John Kline of Minnesota, the Republican who leads the House education committee, will keep that post in the next Congress. As was expected, Kline's Republican colleagues voted Wedne... Read more >


A Convenient Scapegoat

11/20/2014

American Council of Trustees and Alumni. November 17, 2014. The second iteration of the Department of Education’s “gainful employment rule” will also be going to court. An earlier version was stuck down because one of the standards used—the... Read more >


Recession and Completion

11/18/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 18, 2014. More first-time students enrolled in college in 2008, as the recession was beginning, than in previous years. But a smaller percentage of this group made it to graduation, according to new data the Nati... Read more >


Expect Another Down Year for Tuition Revenue, Moody’s Says

11/18/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 17, 2014. Report: “Tuition Revenue and Enrollment Pressure Remain Acute for Many U.S. Universities” (available to Moody’s subscribers here) Author: Moody’s Investors Service Summary: Colleges and... Read more >


Students With Poor Grades May Benefit the Most From Internships

11/17/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 17, 2014. Report: “The Differential Effects of Internship Participation on End-of-Fourth-Year GPA by Demographic and Institutional Characteristics” Authors: Cindy A. Kilgo, Eugene T. Parker III, Jessi... Read more >


The Shrinking Academic Workforce

11/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 14, 2014. The academic workforce is shrinking. Not by much, mind you: the number of faculty members and administrators at colleges eligible to award federal financial aid declined by a mere 7,500 from 2012 to 20... Read more >


U. of Phoenix and Thurgood Marshall Fund Announce Partnership

11/17/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 14, 2014. The University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest private for-profit higher-education institution, announced on Thursday that it had formed a partnership to offer some of its online courses free ... Read more >


ABHES Bulletin - Carol A. Moneymaker, 1961-2014

11/14/2014

ACCREDITING BUREAU OF HEALTH EDUCATION SCHOOLS (ABHES). November 14, 2014. It is with a heavy heart that we must share with the ABHES community that Carol A. Moneymaker, Executive Director, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Carol bravely confron... Read more >


Making ‘Profit’ a Dirty Word in Higher Education

11/14/2014

The Wall Street Journal. November 12, 2014. A million students may lose financial aid thanks to rules that don’t apply to public universities.By Steve Gunderson On Oct. 30 the Obama administration put out a news release boasting about denying acc... Read more >


Chinese Enrollment in U.S. Graduate Schools Dips as India Surges

11/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 12, 2014. Attentive observers won’t be surprised by the new international-enrollment numbers released on Wednesday by the Council of Graduate Schools. But there’s something momentous about the annual r... Read more >


Correcting the falsehoods about for-profit colleges

11/14/2014

The Washington Times. November 11, 2014. There is some disagreement among pundits as to why the Democrats got so badly whupped on Nov. 4 in races for the U.S. Senate and Congress, and in the statehouses. There is one thing, though, on which there ap... Read more >


Tuition and Borrowing Growth Slows

11/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 13, 2014. College prices are still climbing, but they’re doing so at a slower pace than they were for the past several years, and the amount of money borrowed for higher education last year fell for the third straight y... Read more >