Adult education

Brandman University, adult-serving online institution, to become UMass Global

Massachusetts university system will align with adult-serving online institution in California, aiming to create a major national player in online learning.


Working adults increasingly interested in postsecondary education but more skeptical about its value

Working adults increasingly are interested in pursuing postsecondary education, but they are also less confident about the value of college.


Calbright College: Give it time, or doomed from the start?

California's new online-only community college grabbed headlines again with its CEO's departure. While some see the college as a doomed venture, others say it's too soon to pass judgment.


Completion rates still rising, new data show, but at slower pace

The latest report from the National Student Clearinghouse finds completion rates still rising across all sectors in higher education, but with a slowing pace.


Free education helps FedEx keep employees

To slow turnover at its hubs, FedEx Express partnered with the University of Memphis to front the cost of a bachelor's degree. Some question whether this partnership results in real education for employees.


New data on the 36 million Americans who left college without a credential

Report features broad new data on 36 million Americans who left college without a credential, including 3.8 million who returned to college in the last five years, nearly one million of whom completed.


Interview with IBM official about the company's 'new-collar' push to look beyond college degrees

The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

Marketing firm breaks down personas of adult learners to help colleges recruit better

Marketing firm describes four personas of adult learners, arguing for more nuance in serving one of higher education's most sought-after populations.


Virginia Tech outpaces George Mason in plans for Amazon's HQ2

Two Virginia universities announced ambitious expansions when Amazon selected its second headquarters. Nine months on, Virginia Tech has made more progress than George Mason in securing funding.


ASU spin-off is latest arrival in $20 billion corporate tuition benefits space

ASU's InStride is latest entrant to the $20 billion tuition benefits market, a potential growth area as employers mull alternatives to the traditional college degree and whether to pay for customized online credentials for their workers.


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