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BLS Projections Confirm Need for Postsecondary Career Education
“The data confirms what we already know – the career programs offered by our sector’s schools reflect the nation’s projected growth,” said Steve Gunderson, President of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU).
7 Characteristics of a High-Performing Admissions Rep
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Pima Medical Institute Celebrates its more than 13,000 Albuquerque Alumni with Multi-Campus Event
Nearly 500 people gathered at Pima Medical Institute’s Albuquerque campus to celebrate alumni from both the Albuquerque and Albuquerque West-Rio Rancho locations. Serving the Albuquerque community since 1985, the two campuses celebrated quite a milestone – more than 13,000 graduates!
Heat move camp to Keiser University in West Palm – Sun Sentinel
The difference this time is instead of spending the first week of October in Boca Raton at Florida Atlantic University, as has been the case the past two years, the Heat will move up to West Palm Beach for sessions at Keiser University.
5 Lessons from Cities on Reimagining College – Politico
Not surprisingly, cities are proving to be laboratories for innovative ideas about how to retool higher education to solve these problems.
Probation or jail? Felicity Huffman to be sentenced Friday in college admissions scheme – NBC News
Felicity Huffman will learn Friday how she will be punished for her role in a massive college admissions scandal that exposed how well-heeled parents paid a college fixer to get their children into elite universities.
A Graduate Program’s Twist on Alternative Financing – Inside Higher Ed
Beginning in early 2020, Simmons University will let eligible students in its $67,000 online nursing program, known as Nursing@Simmons, defer as much as 50 percent of their tuition until after they graduate — and to pay the money (without any interest or fees) based on how much they earn, capped at 10 percent of their annual income.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Senator Brown urges DOE to forgive loans of ITT students – WFMJ
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown joined two other U.S. senators in urging the Department of Education Secretary to provide automatic closed school loan discharges for former ITT Tech (ITT) student borrowers.
GAO: More Than Half of Student Parents Drop Out, Data Is Lacking on the Program That Helps Them – NASFAA
GAO found that in 2015-16, 22% of undergraduates (4.3 million students) had children, and of those, 55% were single parents, 44% worked full-time while enrolled, and 64% were enrolled part-time.
Report Calls Online Program Managers ‘Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing’ – Campus Technology
A damning report from the Century Foundation calls into question the continuing use of for-profit companies to deliver online courses in public institutions, referring to the companies as “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”
The skills gap grew by 12% last year, survey says – HR Dive
The skills gap grew by 12% last year, according to a survey of 600 HR leaders by Wiley Education Services and Future Workplace. Nearly two-thirds of HR leaders reported a skills gap in their organizations, up from 52% in 2018.