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DeVos delays and eases appeals process for colleges under gainful employment rule

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is taking steps to further delay and ease the appeals process for career college programs subject to the Obama-era gainful employment rule. The Education Department announced today that colleges will have until February to file appeals of their graduates’ earnings data — a key metric the department uses under the regulation More Info »

VA Warned Arizona Regulators Over Approval of For-Profit College:

The Department of Veterans Affairs warned Arizona officials about running afoul of federal law after the state approved Ashford University’s ability to accept GI Bill education benefits, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO through a public records request. As previously reported, the VA earlier this month rejected Arizona’s approval of veterans benefits for Ashford. More Info »

Unitek College Acquires Southern California Medical College

One of the foremost nursing and healthcare colleges in Northern California, has expanded its footprint statewide. Unitek College, one of the foremost nursing and healthcare colleges in Northern California, has expanded its footprint statewide by acquiring Southern California Medical College (SCMC), a single- campus nursing school located in Bakersfield, CA. The former SCMC campus will More Info »

Should institutions “nudge” students for graduation success?

To improve outcomes, Del Mar College nudges students at risk of dropping out, increasing graduation rate by 31 percent. In 2010, the British government, looking for innovative solutions to some of their most challenging social problems, formed the Behavioural Insights Team, better known as the Nudge Unit. The Unit identified places where a combination of More Info »

New York Code + Design Academy Introduces New Income Share Agreement Payment Model

Students pay incrementally after the program and only if they have a job The New York Code + Design Academy (NYCDA) has announced a new interest-free payment model in which students pay incrementally after the program and only if they have a job. The income share agreement (ISA) has been approved in Utah by the More Info »

Sullivan University lays off faculty members as part of merger plans

Sullivan University System has laid off faculty members as a result of the recently announced merger of its affiliates. On July 31, Sullivan University System Inc. officials announced that Sullivan University, Spencerian University and the Sullivan College of Technology and Design would merge and operate under the Sullivan University name. Sullivan University CEO Jay Marr, More Info »

Did UVa Miss Signs of Looming Violence?

Professors and activists say university officials failed to spot indications of a melee in the making, leaving students vulnerable A demonstration by white nationalists that turned violent on Friday at the University of Virginia appeared to catch officials off guard, but local activists say there was evidence hours beforehand that the night could get ugly. More Info »

OPINION: How can we send students out into the world with huge college debt loads and not teach them what this means?

High schools, colleges and the federal government must start giving students the financial knowledge and skills they need When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released her department’s budget, helping college students manage loans was not a priority, despite record numbers of borrowers and delinquencies reported by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This rapid rise More Info »

Narrowing the Partisan Divide

New survey shows a partisan divide over higher ed aspirations for children — that narrows when Republicans and Democrats are given more information. And study finds skepticism of affirmative action. About two-thirds of U.S. adults would want their child to attend a four-year university if they had a child of college-going age, but significant variations More Info »

New University of Phoenix Study Shows Majority of Working Adults in America See Higher Education as Route to Greater Career Satisfaction

More than half feel stalled in some aspect of their current career Recently released findings from a University of Phoenix® survey show that only 38 percent of U.S. working adults are very satisfied with their current professional position, and 37 percent report they are very satisfied with their current career path. The online survey conducted More Info »