New data on the labor-market returns of short-term certificates show both the value and pitfalls of using earnings data as a yardstick in higher education.
A new shade on lead generation includes assessments, online courses and mentors to help ensure that students can succeed once they enroll.
New companies try to bridge disconnect between employers and community colleges, with job guarantees and digital badging as part of their pitches.
Mount St. Mary's still has high hopes for Portmont College, a new online subsidiary, after partner foundation goes belly-up.
Adult students aren't using College Scorecard and other consumer websites as they consider college, and they aren't interested in performance metrics like graduation rates and debt levels.
State's push to rein in for-profit colleges with strict performance standards goes nowhere, but Milwaukee passes a unique ordinance aimed at the industry.
For many needy college students, finishing degrees starts with applying for food stamps or filling out a federal tax form.
Mitch Daniels says for-profit colleges are needed, at least ones that offer a quality, cost-effective product -- a standard he applies to the rest of higher education.
Student coaching appears to pay off by boosting retention and graduation rates. Does outsourcing coaching make sense if a private company does it best?
New batch of free, online courses geared to credit-bearing exams could be the fastest, most affordable way to earn college credit.
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