Presidents / chancellors

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.

New federal data on student borrowing, repayment and default

Borrowers, especially those who attend less selective institutions or who drop out, increasingly struggle to pay back loans.

Education Department releases interim directions for Title IX compliance

Education Department rescinds two guidance documents from Obama administration and issues new directions on how colleges should comply with Title IX. New regulation will follow a formal notice-and-comment period.


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