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On Thursday, a federal panel recommended that the U.S. Department of Education close one of the country’s largest accreditors of for-profit colleges, bringing it one step closer to shutting down. 

In a 4-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Colleges and universities that had filed amicus briefs in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas are welcoming the decision.

Boston is home to some of the world’s most elite colleges and universities. But for the lesser-known institutions, standing out from the pack can be a challenge. To ensure they're not overlooked by students, some of those schools are rebranding themselves.

Facing a $22 million budget gap, the University of Massachusetts Boston announced that it may cut hundreds of teaching positions before next semester. Administrators want to meet student demand more efficiently, but these staffing cuts signal something deeper: a national funding and identity crisis in public higher education.

Dozens of University of Massachusetts faculty, students and staff gathered on the UMass Medical School campus in Worcester on Wednesday, where the Board of Trustees held its biannual meeting.

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), the country's largest college accrediting agency, is being threatened with losing its ability to determine which schools can grant degrees and receive federal student aid. 

The U.S. Department of Education is taking steps to shut down the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the country’s largest accreditor of for-profit colleges.

In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren urged federal education officials to crack down on this country's largest college accrediting organization.

University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan says the five-campus system will wait until the Massachusetts state budget is finalized before deciding whether to raise tuition and fees.

The digital age has proven to be quite a challenge for the security of SAT test. As cheating scandals pop up, many are reconsidering the college admissions process.

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