Western Governors University steers rejected applicants to StraighterLine, an online course provider that acts as a low-risk way for students to prepare to earn a degree.
Partnerships With Nonprofit Colleges
Fullbridge gets into the credential business by partnering with Concordia University Chicago on new graduate certificate aimed at veterans of the U.S. military.
Kaplan, which includes Pearson-like ed-tech offerings as well as for-profit degree programs, won't miss a beat as The Washington Post moves on.
Nonprofit colleges and universities are using a new breed of corporate entities to take their academic programs online. The institutions may be giving away too much money and control, Paul LeBlanc warns.
Western accreditor's decision to let a for-profit company buy a struggling nonprofit college suggests path is still possible when missions align.
Pearson announces new self-paced, general education courses in hope of catching overflow from crowded colleges. Ivy Tech cautiously becomes its first partner.
Steve Gunderson has plenty of friends, including the Senate's leading critic of for-profit colleges. But the new head of the sector's trade group isn't afraid to pick a fight -- even with one of his members.
Ambitious online partnership between National Labor College and the Princeton Review ends, but big investment from the education company may help keep college viable.
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