Week in Review

Sep/08/2015 - 1:55pm

To understand the feeling of crisis that many see in higher education right now, it’s useful to start with some figures from 40 years ago. In 1974, the median American family earned just under $13,000 a year. A new home could be had for $36,000, an average new car for $4,400. Attending a four-year private …

Sep/08/2015 - 1:47pm

Health care is one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the sector will have the highest projected employment growth through 2022. Many of the industry’s high-demand job positions require middle-skills and private sector institutions play a vital role in preparing America’s workforce to meet this …

Aug/31/2015 - 2:53pm

Beginning September 2, Career College Central's Daily News Email is moving to a weekly delivery format.

Established in 2006 to provide career college owners, operators, managers and friends of the sector, the CCC daily newsfeed has established itself as a trusted source of accurate and reliable information about the career college sector of higher education.

Aug/31/2015 - 2:20pm

If there is one thing most Americans have been able to agree on over the years, it is that getting an education, particularly a college education, is a key to human betterment and prosperity. The consensus dates back at least to 1636, when the legislature of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard College as America’s …

Aug/31/2015 - 2:16pm

Without question, the very large majority of academic institutions, students, and professors are honest and focused on education and research in difficult times. But one might be tempted to think that higher education is rife with corruption of all kinds. Only recently, the following incidents were reported—South Africa shut down 42 bogus colleges and universities; …

Aug/31/2015 - 1:18pm

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Roger Dalton, vice president of government affairs for American National University in Roanoke, elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. (The Roanoke Times)

Charlie Jewell, named executive director for the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance. He was a project manager for Montgomery County’s economic development …

Aug/28/2015 - 2:52pm

Politicians and pundits love to talk about the character-building experience of working your way through college. But how realistic is that ideal? As one way of answering that question, here’s a thought experiment: Let’s say you’re planning to attend your state’s best-known public university (at the in-state rate, naturally) and you’re hoping a minimum-wage job …

Aug/28/2015 - 2:30pm

The Education Department failed to hold Xerox Education Solutions, a company it had contracted to track and service student loans, accountable for fixing persistent problems in its student-debt-management system, the agency’s inspector general said in an audit report released on Thursday.

According to the report, the department failed to ensure that Xerox met milestones for fixing …

Aug/28/2015 - 2:13pm

As The Washington Post recently pointed out, restaurants across the country face an ongoing problem: they aren’t receiving enough applications to fill vacant positions in their kitchens. Though restaurant-goers may be unaware of this issue, those in the restaurant industry have expressed concern and are looking for support. Private sector institutions are doing their part …

Aug/27/2015 - 2:43pm

As Democrats on the presidential campaign trail pitch their college affordability plans to voters, they are largely united in their calls for a big boost in federal spending on higher education.

Following a monthslong effort by liberal groups to push “debt-free college” — and after President Obama’s call for free community college earlier this year — …

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