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State support for higher ed increased in 2017, but so did tuition revenue

Annual report on public higher education finance shows more states relying more heavily on tuition, even in a year when appropriations rose nationally.

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.

Wisconsin for-profit re-emerges with backing of state and Trump administration

The Obama administration shut down Globe U, but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits.

Virginia Intermont's campus sale begs questions of how colleges close accounts

Whether colleges file for bankruptcy or wind down in other ways, closing is a complex, costly affair -- and the process doesn’t assure any support for professors or employees who may have worked without pay.

For-profits favor Republicans with campaign money but donations are down

Campaign contributions from for-profit colleges continue to tilt heavily to Republicans. But the struggling sector's political giving is down since peaking in 2012.

ITT Tech Shuts Down All Campuses

Following a series of federal sanctions, ITT Tech on Tuesday shut down its 130 campuses, forcing a scramble for many of the for-profit's 43,000 students.

Nassirian and LeBlanc debate new federal experiment on noncollege job training

Two experts -- Barmak Nassirian and Paul LeBlanc -- discuss federal experiment to open up student aid to eight noncollege job training programs.

Feds unveil details of experiment with alternative providers and accreditors

Education Department announces eight winning partnerships in experiment to open federal aid to alternative providers, with a possibly influential new way of assuring academic quality.

Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market

Traditional colleges including Northeastern University and Bellevue College are entering the coding boot camp market by partnering with boot camp providers or by creating their own programs.

Digital badging spreads as more colleges use vendors to create alternative credentials

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More colleges are issuing digital badges to help their students display skills to employers or graduate programs, and colleges are tapping vendor platforms to create a verified form of the alternative credentials.

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