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Renewed Effort to Close Loophole Targeting Veterans and Education

A recent report, from Veterans Education Success indicates that for-profit institutions are using a federal loophole to increase revenue and disproportionally target veterans and service members. From 2011 to 2014, tuition payments to for-profit schools from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense increased by 60 percent—to the tune of $1.1 billion—and […]

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UNC Under Fire, Accreditation at Risk

UNC Chapel Hill is being investigated by its accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, after SACS found that controversial “paper courses” are now being credited towards graduation. According the (Raleigh) News & Observer, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools first confronted UNC over allegations of the questionable classes in 2013, when the […]

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Tennessee Promise Program Continues to Grow, Students More Likely to Succeed

Students enrolled in Tennessee’s free community college scholarship, the Tennessee Promise, are showing more signs of success in higher education than their peers not using the program. According to data released by the Tennessee State Board of Regents, 56% of students who started in the Promise program’s first year (2015) remained in school two years […]

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Rural Students Underrepresented in Higher Education

According to recent research from the United States Department of Agriculture and National Student Clearinghouse, students in rural areas are less likely than their urban peers to attend higher education institutions—despite testing higher and graduating from high school at higher rates. High school Graduation Rates: Suburban/Town students: 79% Urban Students 69% Rural Students 80% College […]

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The new, 2018 edition of the Higher Education Directory will be shipping in a few months. Now is the best time to order and take advantage of our pre-publication discount price of $75. The new edition features over 30,000 updates to last years data—making it the most accurate, all-in-one listing of accredited schools and their administrators in […]

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Department of Education Backs Controversial Nonprofit Conversions

The U.S. Department of Education has “preliminarily concluded” that it will allow two controversial for-profit institutions to become nonprofits. Purdue University announced its intention to acquire the for-profit Kaplan University system back in April. The acquisition has since been approved by the state of Indiana, but still needed backing from the Department of Education and […]

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Harvard Dean Named Next UVA President

According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, James E. Ryan, is set to become the University of Virginia’s next president. Ryan, 50, is a former alumnus from UVA’s School of Law–where he finished at the top of his class. After working in New Jersey as a public […]

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Latest Senate Funding Bill Increases Pell Grants, Extends ACICS Accreditation

The Senate Committee on Appropriations has approved the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill, which as part of its overall package, will dedicate $68.3 billion in funding to the U.S. Department of Education. A previous proposal by President Trump, to cut spending from the Education Department, was denied when the Senate Subcommittee […]