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The nation's largest accreditor of for-profit colleges has effectively been shut down, losing the right to certify schools. The final decision from the U.S. Department of Education comes in the waning days of the Obama administration, which has regulated the for-profit sector.
During his first lecture following the election of Donald J. Trump, Boston University Professor of Earth and Environment Cutler Cleveland got an expected question from a student: Did I choose the wrong major?
Amity University, one of India's largest college chains is tapping the brakes on its plans to expand into the U.S. Based in New Delhi, Amity recently bought a campus in New York and announced plans to open another campus there and in Massachusetts. But state officials were skittish about an India-run school setting up shop in the Commonwealth.
College is usually an opportunity for students hoping to get ahead and improve their lives. But that promise can lead to disappointment for low-income parents if they can’t find affordable, high-quality childcare. A school in Massachusetts has been trying to change that.
For many Americans, community college is key to a better life. But getting to campuses not accessible by public transportation can present a challenge for low-income students who can’t afford a car or other means of transportation. One community college in Massachusetts has found an innovative way to ensure students can get to class.
Last week, one of the country’s largest for-profit chains -- ITT Technical Institute -- shut its doors. The closure is just the latest blow to the embattled for-profit college industry, which, in recent years, has faced questions about its place in the higher education marketplace.
With school back in session, many high school juniors and seniors are beginning to look at colleges, many of them paging through college guides like the Princeton Review.
But the vast majority of college students in this country are adults struggling to balance work and family responsibilities.
That's why this year Washington Monthly magazine is out with a different kind of college ranking - one that, for the first time, the best - and -year colleges for adult learners.