Adult education

Are growing boot camps like Trilogy a reputational risk?

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Trilogy Education Services runs coding boot camps for a growing number of universities. The partnerships are lucrative for the institutions, but are they worth the reputational risk?

College leaders discuss their participation on a federal task force that criticized higher education

College leaders talk about their participation on a federal task force on apprenticeships, which last week issued a report with scathing criticism of traditional higher education.

Interest in Tenn.'s tuition-free program for adult students exceeds expectations

The state expands tuition-free scholarship beyond traditional-age students -- as other states follow suit -- and gets a larger than anticipated response from adult workers.

Universities stall on ‘confusing’ distance education regulations

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Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.

Accreditor backs Purdue University Global as more for-profits seek to convert or sell

Accreditor's backing of the Purdue-Kaplan deal paves the way for a new, unusual public university, while giving a boost to other for-profit conversions, partnerships and acquisitions.

Conference shows higher education's many tensions and challenges

In a fast-changing world, nearly everything is unsettled in higher education.

Boot-camp sector keeps growing while influencing traditional higher education

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Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

Utah Valley University thrives by being both community college and university

While policy makers push vocational education as an alternative to the bachelor’s degree, Utah Valley University does both as a dual-role community college and university that enrolls 37,000 students.

National enrollments decline for sixth straight year, but at slower rate

College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year -- although at a slower rate -- while the bachelor's degree got more popular.

House GOP pushes innovation and deregulation with Higher Education Act overhaul

GOP’s Higher Education Act rewrite would give a boost to competency-based education, short-term certificates and alternative providers, but experts worry about the bill’s lack of safeguards.

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