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Higher ed groups criticize House GOP's financial aid bill as lawmakers corral support

Higher education groups forcefully criticize House GOP's plan to reshape the federal student aid system and how it holds colleges accountable.

Boot-camp sector keeps growing while influencing traditional higher education

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Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

National enrollments decline for sixth straight year, but at slower rate

College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year -- although at a slower rate -- while the bachelor's degree got more popular.

Is the public really losing faith in higher education?

New public opinion data suggest that despite significant concerns about prices, most Americans (and many Republicans) believe a postsecondary education is essential.

Republican bill would reshape how colleges are held accountable

While for-profits get the relief they’ve long clamored for, the GOP’s proposed overhaul of the Higher Education Act would add performance-funding standards for most colleges.

Avalanche of football-related concussion lawsuits against NCAA and conferences could lead to changes

Lawsuits could lead to changes in the NCAA's concussion rules and threaten some athletic conferences, while broader questions about college football's viability begin to emerge.

U.S. House committee leaks summary of broad plan for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

House education committee leaks its ambitious first draft of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, with broad changes aimed at both deregulation and more accountability in how federal student aid is distributed and used.

Jerry Falwell Jr. relishes new fight for Donald Trump as Liberty University peaks

Falwell calls Liberty University the Fox News of academia. But where is one of President Trump’s staunchest supporters taking the university he and his family built?

Strayer and Capella announce merger amid continuing shake-up of for-profit college sector

Diversification bid from the two well-respected for-profits comes amid serious shake-up of the sector, which continues despite a more favorable regulatory climate.

Credential Engine seeks to create a database of public information on all credentials

Ambitious project to create public database of wage data and other information about all postsecondary credentials seeks to help students and employers know more about what's expected in academic and job-training programs.

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