Online institutions

Online enrollment grows, but not as much, at community colleges

While more students are enrolling in online community college classes, institutions are struggling to maintain services.

Rasmussen College Proves Bigger Isn't Always Better

With a focus on job training and steady growth, Rasmussen College may look more like a local college than a for-profit

UMUC faculty were unhappy with president before she was placed on leave

At U. of Maryland University College, often held up as a model institution, faculty expressed concerns about president's leadership long before she was placed on leave last week.

Grand Canyon U. hires adjuncts as full-time online faculty

Grand Canyon University hires 98 adjuncts as full-time online professors in an attempt to boost student retention and faculty satisfaction.

Connecticut merges community colleges and four-year system

Connecticut is merging higher education systems to save money and improve degree production. The still-forming board is working to convince community colleges they won't get lost in the shuffle.

Enrollments tumble at for-profit colleges

Enrollments at for-profits decline steeply, but some of those cuts have been voluntary, and could be smart moves in the long run.

Princeton Review ends partnership with National Labor College

Ambitious online partnership between National Labor College and the Princeton Review ends, but big investment from the education company may help keep college viable.

American Public University enlists faculty to write e-textbooks

American Public University System taps professors to write e-textbooks. The move could be a cost-saving innovation, but will raise hackles among publishers and some faculty members.

College degrees increasingly help firefighters get ahead

A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.

Going Off on Online Rankings

For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.


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