Week in Review

Jul/14/2015 - 7:15pm

Career College Central Summary:

As the 2012 GOP nomination contest neared the critical Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney was asked by the Ames (Iowa) Tribune editorial board what he planned to do about higher education. Romney’s response (VIDEO) was crystal clear: He liked for-profit colleges, especially a Florida school called Full Sail University.  It turned out that …

Jul/13/2015 - 8:29pm

Career College Central Summary:

College, once a sure ticket to the middle class, is causing a lot of anxiety these days. People are concerned about its cost, about low graduation rates and about the poor employment prospects of some graduates.

Hillary Clinton complained about the burden of student debt in a speech in New York last month. …

Jul/13/2015 - 8:25pm

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In an effort to avert fiascos that leave college students in a lurch, the U.S. Department of Education earlier this month began enforcement of a federal requirement for colleges and universities to have complaint systems in place for students.

Many colleges and universities already have complaint systems in place, government sources and observers …

Jul/13/2015 - 8:18pm

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Here is one solution to the rising cost of college: Make it free. That's what a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo, Mich., accomplished a decade ago for local students. Almost every high school graduate in the town is eligible for a scholarship covering from two-thirds up to the entire cost of …

Jul/13/2015 - 8:13pm

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Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.

In the two decades since trade schools started popping up on U.S. stock exchanges to …

Jul/12/2015 - 12:58pm

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Want to make it to your golden years? It’s time to crack open a book and get after it. A joint study between three American universities is correlating a link between higher education and life expectancy. Living longer? Sign me up.

The research pedigree is undoubtedly impressive. I know the headline sounds like …

Jul/12/2015 - 12:51pm

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Students of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. who have defaulted on loan payments to the Education Department will get a few months' reprieve, according to court documents filed Friday.

The department will stop collection efforts on 40,000 defaulted Corinthian student loans through November 6, as it negotiates with a committee representing the students. …

Jul/12/2015 - 12:45pm

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The new partnership between the federal government, states, and Indian tribes will specifically include “community, technical and tribal colleges, as well as creating a new program with minority-serving institutions to help low income students enroll and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree”.

Fattah joined Democratic colleagues as an original co-sponsor of the America’s College …

Jul/12/2015 - 12:39pm

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The University of Phoenix has been removed from "notice" status by its accrediting agency and faces no other academic sanctions, the company announced Thursday.

The Higher Learning Commission, a private, nonprofit regional accrediting agency, took action June 25 after placing the university on notice two years ago. Sanctions potentially could have led to …

Jul/09/2015 - 7:41pm

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Ashford University will close its campus in Clinton at the end the 2015-’16 academic year, according to a news release issued Thursday by the for-profit, largely online school.

“Ashford’s Clinton campus has been unable to resolve its significant and ongoing enrollment shortfall, a trend that is especially troubling in today’s highly competitive environment,” …

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