Week in Review

Jan/20/2015 - 6:10pm

Career College Central Summary:

The first 15 California community colleges to ever offer a four-year degree are expected to be announced Tuesday during a meeting of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

The bachelor's degree programs will begin in the fall of 2017 in a pilot project approved unanimously by state legislators last year.

A provision of …

Jan/20/2015 - 5:56pm

The current regulatory environment and mounting pressures on outcomes are impacting career colleges across the country.

To better understand the challenges and priorities of these schools, Penn Foster surveyed (with outreach assistance from Career College Central) career college executives on their 2014 activities and their outlook for 2015. Below are some excerpts from the survey. 

The year …

Jan/19/2015 - 8:28pm

Career College Central Summary:

The State of the Union address is coming, which means it’s time for President Obama to propose new federal entitlements. His latest gift horse from taxpayers comes under the pretext of improving America’s workforce: free community college.

Community colleges are public state or local institutions, often two- or three-year programs, that attempt to …

Jan/19/2015 - 8:20pm

Career College Central Summary:

With Education Credit Management Corp. (ECMC) trying for a February close on its deal to buy Corinthian College’s campuses, questions remain about which ones—and how many—could be left out.

ECMC, through its newly created non-profit company, Zenith Education, announced the purchase of 56 of Corinthian’s 108 campuses for $24 million in November. Closing …

Jan/19/2015 - 8:15pm

Career College Central Summary:

President Barack Obama announced a plan recently to provide free community college to any “responsible” student who wanted it.

That’s a bad idea. Community colleges perform poorly, and any additional government subsidy of these already heavily subsidized, weak performers would likely be a waste of money. For proof, compare them to much derided …

Jan/19/2015 - 8:06pm

Career College Central Summary:

The Dispatch urged state-supported colleges and universities to tighten their focus on producing employable students (“Curb the cost of college,” editorial, Jan. 7). Ohio’s private-sector colleges and universities can serve as their models for ensuring that students graduate with skills that make them immediately employable.

Close to 80 percent of our graduates report …

Jan/18/2015 - 10:49pm

Career College Central Summary:

President Obama thinks a valuable commodity like college education should be free to all students, rich or poor. The poor are already covered by federal Pell grants, but now the middle class and apparently even the rich can go to a two-year community college and pay no tuition.

The federal and state governments …

Jan/18/2015 - 10:41pm

Career College Central Summary:

A top editor of Inside Higher Ed said Friday that, in hindsight, he wished there had been more transparency about the sale of the publication's controlling interest to a private equity firm that has invested heavily in for-profit education.

“We were founded without any support, then we had one set of investors and …

Jan/18/2015 - 10:29pm

Career College Central Summary:

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will propose legislation to ease the debt burden of thousands of college graduates, an administration official said.

Under the governor’s proposal, to be unveiled in his State of the State address on Wednesday, the state would cover two years of loan payments for graduates of New York State colleges …

Jan/18/2015 - 10:20pm

Career College Central Summary:

It's a short walk from the new dormitories at one end of Grand Canyon University's west Phoenix campus to the arena that is home to its chapel services and many of the NCAA Division I sports played there.

In between are new buildings, from a fitness center so new the university's president still …

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