The APSCU Annual Convention and Exposition has evolved into a focused and informative event with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation. For those of you who have registered, here’s what you have to look forward to:
Today, The Washington Post's Fact Checker Glen Kessler takes apart the U.S. Department of Education's calculations and refutes their claim that 72 percent of our programs produce graduates that earn less than a high school dropout.
In the article, Kessler concludes with the following:
In straining for a striking factoid, the Education Department went too far. Officials calculated a relatively high figure for the earnings of high school dropouts, compared to other available data. Then they compared it to average wages that likely were adversely affected by recent graduates unable to find employment.
Capping a five-year assault on for-profit colleges, the Department of Education last week tightened oversight over this—and only this—corner of higher education, claiming sweeping powers to close "poor-performing" schools based on its own abstruse criteria. Sound familiar? The people who gave the world ObamaCare think they also know the best educational options for students.
Following the conclusion of the meetings between the Office of Management and Budget and key external stakeholders on the proposed gainful employment regulation, APSCU sent Secretary Duncan a letter with outlining its concerns on the last version of the regulation.
It’s no secret that professional conventions and conferences can benefit you both personally and professionally, but the tougher decision lies in which conference is the right one for you. Here are 7 reasons why the 2014 APSCU Convention and Expo in Las Vegas on June 16-18 is the right choice for higher education professionals.
Congress is preparing to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which governs student aid. The Education Department is issuing regulations about which colleges are eligible. Having called for the United States to produce an additional eight million college graduates by 2020, President Obama recently organized a College Opportunity Summit to “help every hardworking kid to go to college and succeed when they get to campus.”
Last week, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) co-hosted its annual Puerto Rico meeting which convened over 100 attendees from private sector institutions across the island.
Over the next six years, there will be 55 million new job openings in the U.S. Nearly 32 million of these new hires will replace retiring Baby Boomers, while another 23 million will take new jobs. And by 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education.
The Brown Mackie College system of schools has signed on as a partner in ed2go/Smart Horizon Career Online Education’s (SHCOE) Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) “Commitment to Action” to help re-engage high school dropouts back into the educational system. The commitment includes an agreement to offer scholarships to 64 young adults to enable them to earn high school diplomas and career certificates from SHCOE.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute hosted the grand opening and official ribbon cutting of its new Energy Technology Center, a 15,392-square-foot steel structure that serves as headquarters for the college’s programs in Welding Technology, HVAC Technology, and Oil & Gas Electronics.
Approximately one-third of CTU’s students are active military, veterans and family members. CTU is committed to honoring military service and giving active military, veterans and their families access to an education that paves the way for the next chapter in their lives.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially announce the opening of the American Academy of Culinary Arts (AACA), where great chefs prep. More than 200 chefs, general managers, food service directors, restaurateurs and hoteliers attended and tasted hors d-oeuvres prepared by AACA’s new students.
A group of high school seniors and recent high school graduates from across the U.S. were honored on Capitol Hill for their award-winning artwork in The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.