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It's unlike any deal we've seen in the history of higher education. For the first time, a state university is buying a for-profit college.
Earlier this month, a regional accreditor in Indiana approved Purdue University's acquisition of Kaplan University. While Purdue administrators cast this as a move to enroll more adult students, some faculty and outside observers are deeply skeptical.
The debate about the value of a college degree often centers around jobs, student loan debt, and whether it’s all worth it. A new study out Wednesday from Georgetown University finds that there are 30 million well-paying jobs in the US that require less than a four-year degree.
Facing dwindling enrollment and financial problems, in the past year three private colleges in New England have merged out of existence.
A new report suggests that even more colleges across the country should merge before they get in financial trouble. But there are some things schools can do to stay afloat.
While its record of battling propaganda online is not a strong one, the U.S. government has enlisted Pakistani, American, and Italian college students to counter violent extremist groups like white nationalist organizations and ISIS.
Last summer, the United States Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action, deciding the University of Texas at Austin can consider race among many other factors in admissions. Meanwhile, a small, private college in Poughkeepsie, New York has found another way to enroll and graduate more high-performing, low-income minority students.
President Donald Trump’s unexpected this week about banning transgender people from serving in the military has left private military colleges are scrambling to understand what this new policy would mean.
A week after the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved a three percent tuition hike, UMass President Marty Meehan says the university is looking to cut costs and increase efficiency.
* This story originally aired on WGBH News on September 20, 2016.
This month, as parents packed up minivans and then dropped their kids off at college, unpacking their teenager’s brain might have been their biggest challenge. New research shows the teenage brain is not fully mature, even at the end of college.