Ashley A. Smith

Ashley A. Smith, Reporter, covers community colleges, for-profit schools and non-traditional students for Inside Higher Ed. She joined the publication in 2015 after covering government and K-12 education for The Fort Myers News-Press in Florida for three years. Ashley also covered K-12 and higher education for three years at the The Marshfield News-Herald in Wisconsin. She has interned with The Flint Journal, USA Today and The Detroit Free Press. Ashley grew up in Detroit and is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University. 

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Most Recent Articles

October 25, 2016
The College Promise Campaign released its first report Monday examining more than 150 Promise programs across 37 states that are offering some form of free community college.
October 20, 2016
Ernesto Perez, the owner of the defunct Dade Medical College in Miami, was charged with two misdemeanor counts related to the abrupt closure of eight of the college's campuses, according to The Miami Herald.
October 19, 2016
Miami Dade College's trustees have axed a plan to build a new cultural center in the city's downtown because of the declining real estate market and a feud with a local art dealer, according to The Miami Herald.
October 18, 2016
Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.
October 14, 2016
Settlement between for-profit university and Education Department resolves charges over unsubstantiated advertising about job placement, but Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over same claims remains.
October 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it reached a settlement with DeVry University over a charge that the for-profit institution used unsubstantiated job placement claims in recruitment and advertising materials.
October 13, 2016
California community colleges unveil online program that allows students to take courses across multiple campuses, a project that replaced a failed attempt to tap for-profit online course providers to meet student demand.
October 13, 2016
A new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows black and Latino students are underrepresented in the country's most selective public research universities. As many as 193,000 black and Latino students would have enrolled in these selective colleges in 2014 if student representation was proportional, according to the report.
October 11, 2016
New exclusive partnership between a New Jersey community college and a public university has upset officials at nearby institutions, who say the agreement may limit student choice.
October 10, 2016
Walden University's online Ph.D. programs are under review by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, according to NBC News. The university is a for-profit based institution that is also the U.S. flagship of Laureate Education.


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