Satirical fiction is targeting community colleges, which may be sign of the sector's deepening societal relevance.
Largely unregulated for-profit vocational colleges, which can't receive federal student aid, collect 40 percent of military spouse tuition benefits.
The Education Department's take on the definition of "clock hour" programs is too broad and could unfairly cut into federal aid, say a Texas state agency and for-profits.
New research attempts to better compare the performance of for-profit colleges with nonprofits by controlling for differences in student populations, with largely negative results for the industry.
Louisiana's two-year colleges get the backing of business -- and more state funding -- thanks to workforce focus and program cuts.
Coffee giant announces it will pay for junior and senior years of any of its employees admitted to Arizona State's online program.
New companies try to bridge disconnect between employers and community colleges, with job guarantees and digital badging as part of their pitches.
A few days after criticizing higher ed, President Obama again proposes new spending for job-training money at two-year institutions, this time as part of a jobs deal.
Community colleges are using $1.5 billion from Labor Department to shift gears, by sharpening career focus and creating stackable credentials built on industry competencies.
A two-year college in Missouri issues "job readiness work ethic" scores on students' transcripts, as well as a rating for attendance.
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