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Bill Gates Expands Influence, And Money, Into Higher Education

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In a package of stories, the Chronicle of Higher Education is making clear how Bill Gates has used his money to change higher education’s focus to get more students degrees faster through technology and "competency-based learning," which in part rewards students for what they know rather than for how many credits they …

Four Intriguing Proposals To Fix Student Loans

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With student debt growing ever larger, researchers and policy groups think there might be a better way for Americans to pay for college. Here are four proposals to overhaul student loans.

Tie payments to income: Over the past several years, the Obama administration has rolled out four programs that allow struggling graduates to …

Differential Tuition Impact

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According to a new study, when public universities impose higher tuition rates on some academic programs, students are discouraged to enroll in some fields

Engineering enrollments declined by 1.1 percentage points three years after the imposition of higher tuition for the field. Business programs saw smaller declines in enrollment and nursing saw …

Enrollment Shortfall Will Mean Large Budget Cuts

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For several years now, college officials have worried about the possibility of major economic shifts in the higher education market that might foreshadow major financial problems in the near future.

What Loyola University New Orleans experienced this summer probably won’t put them at ease.

The university faces an expected budget shortfall of up to $9.5 million …

Did Bridgepoint Just Save Online And For-Profit Universities?

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Two for-profit colleges both had news yesterday. Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE: BPI) received its initial accreditation for a period of five years. Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) was notified that it had been accredited for a period of 10 years, with a catch. We wanted to see if the news reaction implies whether …

The Future Of Higher Education Looks Nothing Like The Present

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More and more students are attending two-year colleges instead of four-year schools. Within five years, minorities will make up more than half of the country's under-18 population. And, by 2020, two thirds of all jobs will require education beyond high school—up from roughly a quarter 40 years ago. There are major changes in …

Chancellor University Closing, Ending 165-Year Higher Education Legacy

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SEVEN HILLS, Ohio — Chancellor University, one of Northeast Ohio’s oldest colleges, has closed, school officials announced today without citing a reason.

The school will transfer its several hundred students to Alliant International University, a California-based, private, not-for-profit school with undergraduate and graduate programs, after its summer session ends on Aug. 25, according to …

Beyond MOOC Hype

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As scores of colleges rush to offer free online classes, the mania over massive open online courses may be slowing down. Even top proponents of MOOCs are acknowledging critical questions remain unanswered, and are urging further study.

Dan Greenstein, the head of college access at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, now wonders aloud …

How Community Colleges Can Help Themselves

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The country's community colleges are at great risk of becoming "separate but unequal institutions in the higher-education landscape," according to a report issued recently by the Century Foundation. This is hardly news to those of us in the world of community colleges. And yet we—particularly those of us with fund-raising responsibilities—could be doing so …

Mammoth 2-Year College To Lose Accreditation

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City College of San Francisco will lose its accreditation in one year and be shut down, its regional accreditor announced on Wednesday, unless the college can prevail in a review or appeal process with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

The two-year college, which enrolls 85,000 students, would be the largest institution ever to …

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