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Oklahoma City University's next president is a former trustee and energy executive

Oklahoma City University raised eyebrows when it picked a trustee and search committee member as its next president. But nontraditional presidents are common in the state.

University of Texas System releases new student outcome database

The University of Texas System releases a new breakdown of student earnings, an alternative -- produced with U.S. Census Bureau -- to a prohibited federal database.

Federal court orders Education Dept. to reconsider ACICS's fate

U.S. judge says Education Department failed to consider key evidence in judging agency for for-profit colleges, and orders a new review.

Veterans' organizations oppose Republican higher education bill

Veterans’ organizations add their voices to the chorus of college groups opposing House Republicans’ overhaul of the Higher Education Act.

Public expresses more confidence in 'higher education' than in 'colleges or universities'

Gallup survey finds that Americans believe more in "higher education" than in "colleges and universities." Poll also drives home that skepticism is deepest among white men without degrees.

Higher ed group seeks key role in alternative credential landscape

The American Council on Education has announced plans to evaluate skills learned in the workplace, putting a key higher ed organization in the middle of the alternative credentials landscape.

ABA letters on accreditation reflect contracting market for law schools

The ABA has publicly posted reports on the accreditation status of more than 5 percent of the law schools it approves in the last 18 months, providing a window into the continued aftereffects of the law school bubble.

Western accrediting agency picks unconventional new leader

Jamie Studley, former key Education Department official, will lead the Western region's accrediting agency, part of an industry her Obama administration bosses chastised.

Credential Engine seeks to create a database of public information on all credentials

Ambitious project to create public database of wage data and other information about all postsecondary credentials seeks to help students and employers know more about what's expected in academic and job-training programs.

Education Dept. updates higher ed consumer tool, adds new comparison feature

The Department of Education rolls out updated information on its college transparency tool, including a new comparison feature.

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