Week in Review

May/20/2015 - 9:01pm

Career College Central Summary:

An online junior college sued the accrediting commission that shut it down two years ago, claiming the Higher Learning Commission closed it because of a "political agenda."

Ivy Bridge University fka Ivy Bridge College sued the Illinois-based Higher Learning Commission on May 14 in Federal Court.

It claims the commission shut it down because …

May/19/2015 - 7:43pm

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A day away from crossing the stage at Montclair State University's graduation, Evangelia Stone reflects on her journey from community college, the "amazing" professors she met along the way and the $50,000 in student loans she took out to get a bachelors' in sociology.

Stone, the first in her family to graduate from …

May/19/2015 - 7:36pm

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The struggle to protect students from potentially harmful for-profit college chains continued today as Illinois Senator Dick Durbin urged the Department of Education to investigate the business practices of three of the country’s largest propriety education companies – ITT Educational Services, Career Education Corporation, and Education Management Corporation.

In a letter [PDF] to …

May/19/2015 - 7:28pm

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In January, president Barack Obama said that he wanted community college to be free for all Americans. Just now, Democratic president candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has proposed a bill to make all public higher education free. These proposals have come as college enrollment in the United States is declining, having peaked …

May/19/2015 - 7:13pm

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Traditionally, education in India has been under the purview of government and private non-profits. It is based on the theory that fundamental purpose of an educational institution is to educate, not to make profit.

However, for-profit education-or proprietary education, is also gaining traction in the world at present. As per the data by …

May/18/2015 - 8:19pm

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ITT Educational Services, one of the country’s largest for-profit college operators, has fallen into a financial and regulatory spiral that many observers say it is unlikely to emerge from. The company, which had 51,000 students as of March, is slowly running out of options to stay afloat.

Except, of course, for one: Enroll …

May/18/2015 - 8:10pm

Career College Central Summary:

A four-year college degree isn't for everyone. Especially for students who never liked school. The conventional advice for these folks is to master a technical skill in order to have a career more rewarding than serving fast food. Increasingly, many choose to go back to school and get a vocational certification or …

May/18/2015 - 8:02pm

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Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation Tuesday that would make public college tuition-free in the United States.

In a statement released Sunday Sanders said, "We live in a highly competitive global economy and, if our economy is to be strong, we need the best-educated work force in the world. That will …

May/18/2015 - 7:49pm

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The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) has issued a report that highlights what could be a very interesting trend. College enrollments are declining because fewer Millennials are attending.

This is an abrupt change from just a few years ago, when college enrollments shot up in the wake of the recession. With jobs …

May/17/2015 - 7:04pm

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The state Department of Veterans Affairs has barred veterans or their dependents from using GI Bill education benefits to attend any of the eight Southland campuses operated by ITT Educational Services, it was announced today.

The suspension was initiated by the state’s office for veteran education as a result of ITT’s apparent inability …

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