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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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