Arizona

Board member accused of interfering with search for chancellor of Maricopa Colleges

Governing board member accused of spoiling the search for a new chancellor of Arizona's largest community college district.

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.

Grand Canyon U succeeds in second bid to go nonprofit

Grand Canyon, a large, thriving Christian for-profit, will divide in two, with new nonprofit university giving for-profit company 60 percent of tuition in exchange for a broad range of support services.

Debate over graduation rates at Rio Salado, the largely online community college

The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Accreditor blocks Grand Canyon U's attempt to become a nonprofit

Grand Canyon U's leaders criticize decision by its accreditor to block the company's attempt to go nonprofit, raising questions about the broad use of outsourcing in higher education.

Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions

Arizona State U's accreditor has yet to review the institution's "MOOCs for credit" initiative. Experts are unsure what such a review might bring.

Community colleges go big with corporate college consortium

Maricopa joins a growing number of community colleges in finding new revenue by selling job training to large corporations.

Grand Canyon University wants tax breaks as it expands in Arizona

Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks as it expands.

Northern Arizona University's new competency-based degrees and transcripts

Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.

Pima Community College's deep accreditation crisis

A scathing report from a regional accreditor's site team tanks tighter admission standards at Pima Community College and finds a "culture of fear."

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