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Oregon community college is site of third-worst mass shooting at a college campus

At least 10 die and seven more are injured in shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College. It was the third-deadliest mass shooting ever at a college campus.

Study finds huge increase in articles published by 'predatory' journals

Study suggests open-access journals with questionable peer-review and marketing processes now publish hundreds of thousands of articles a year, a huge jump in only a few years.

University of Iowa looks to aid as it tries to increase resident enrollment

Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges. 

Study finds tangible benefits for learners from Coursera's massive open online courses

Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.

New College Scorecard repayment data fuels debate over accountability for higher ed

Repayment rates may replace default rates as key measure of quality. That's bad news for many for-profit and historically black colleges, and some community colleges, too.

General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher education

Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

North Carolina A&T State U, an HBCU, plans online education expansion

Historically black North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State U, which aims to increase its enrollment by nearly 50 percent over the next decade, is one of several HBCUs that see online education as a way to grow.

Amid competency-based education boom, a meeting to help colleges do it right

With 600 institutions at least in the design phase for a competency-based credential, college officials will meet this month to talk about how to build a program -- and how to ensure its academic quality.

Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

AAC&U's moderate, strong voice on competency-based education and disruption

Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?


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