Online institutions

Connecticut merges community colleges and four-year system

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Connecticut is merging higher education systems to save money and improve degree production. The still-forming board is working to convince community colleges they won't get lost in the shuffle.

Enrollments tumble at for-profit colleges

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Enrollments at for-profits decline steeply, but some of those cuts have been voluntary, and could be smart moves in the long run.

Princeton Review ends partnership with National Labor College

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Ambitious online partnership between National Labor College and the Princeton Review ends, but big investment from the education company may help keep college viable.

American Public University enlists faculty to write e-textbooks

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American Public University System taps professors to write e-textbooks. The move could be a cost-saving innovation, but will raise hackles among publishers and some faculty members.

College degrees increasingly help firefighters get ahead

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A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.

Going Off on Online Rankings

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For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.

Online and Outsourced

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Recommendation to create Nevada Virtual College, 2-year college to be run by outside vendor, provokes backlash from faculty members and some administrators.

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