New Programs: Materials Science, Engineering Technology, Health Care, Global Public Health

  • Catholic University is starting a master of science program in materials science and engineering.
  • Drexel University is starting an online master's degree in engineering technology.
  • Ivy Tech Community College, in Indiana, is starting an associate of associate of applied science in health care support, as well as certificates in pharmacy
  • New Programs: Sleep Disorders, Information Assurance, Digital Media, Nursing

  • Genesee Community College is starting an associate in applied science program in polysomnographic technology, which is used to evaluate sleep disorders.
  • Johns Hopkins University is starting a master of science degree in information assurance.
  • Room for Improvement

    Employer survey backed by liberal education group suggests a new emphasis on the quality of undergraduate education.

    Outsourcing Language Learning

    A decade after Drake U. pioneered system favoring native speakers over traditional faculty, a few other colleges are trying the approach and the university is taking its concept online.

    The New Sustainability U.

    Grand Valley State, in Michigan, is betting its interdisciplinary and hands-on method of teaching sustainability will set it apart from the crowd.

    Joint Ventures, Pre-Distress

    Small independent colleges typically seek private investment only as last resort. A Washington lawyer encourages them to seek outside money not to survive, but to grow.

    New Programs: Nursing, Cybersecurity, International Development

  • Nyack College is starting a bachelor of science in nursing program.
  • University of Maryland University College is starting bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in cybersecurity.
  • University of Notre Dame is starting a minor in international development studies.
  • 2-Year Honors Boom

    Courses for high-achieving community college students are getting more exposure and becoming more competitive.

    New Programs: Creative Writing, Business, 'Smart Grid' Technology, Music and Law

  • Augustana College is starting a major in creative writing.
  • Catholic University of America is starting a master of science in business analysis.
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is starting a new associate degree program on "smart grid" technology.
  • New Programs: Engineering, Nursing, Education

  • Baylor University is starting a Ph.D. program in electrical and computer engineering.
  • Fairfield University is starting a doctor of nursing practice program.
  • Morehead State University, in Kentucky, is starting a doctoral degree -- its first -- in education leadership.
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