Institution types

Number of colleges shrinks again, including publics and private nonprofits

More public and private two-year and four-year colleges closed or merged between 2019-20 and 2020-21 than was true for for-profit institutions, a change from recent trends.

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Texas Woman's University is now a public system

Texas Woman's University plans to hire two additional presidents to lead the soon-to-be-independent institutions in Dallas and Houston.

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Judson College closing amid enrollment and debt woes

The Baptist women’s college had only 12 new students committed to attend in the fall.

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Higher ed shrinks: number of colleges falls to lowest point in two decades

Number of U.S. colleges and universities that award federal financial aid fell by 5.6 percent in 2018-19, to lowest mark in two decades.

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Dream Center colleges closing at year's end

Converting for-profit colleges to nonprofits may not be the solution to saving failing campuses.

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The U of Phoenix looks to rise again with new advertising campaign

The beleaguered U of Phoenix fires back with new advertising campaign that challenges criticism of the for-profit institution.

Indiana (with Lumina boost) to take over Carnegie Classifications

The Carnegie Foundation will no longer produce the regular groupings of higher education institutions. Indiana University will take them over -- with a big assist from the Lumina Foundation.

Apollo hires Jane Oates, former Labor Department official

Jane Oates, formerly a top Labor Department official and Ted Kennedy aide, joins University of Phoenix parent company to oversee employer relations for the for-profit giant. 

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New online learning portal from for-profit veteran

Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.

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Luther Seminary makes deep cuts to faculty and staff amid tough times for theological schools

Sudden, deep cuts at the largest Lutheran seminary illustrate the challenges facing theological schools across denominations.

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