In 2014, at the peak of ad spending, for-profits spent over $500 million on ads—more than the total spent by nonprofits and public institutions combined. In the most recent year of data, for-profits account for 40% of ad spending while educating 6% of students, outspending nonprofit colleges 4 to 1 and public colleges 20 to 1 on a per-student basis.
On March 27, the President signed into law the CARES Act, a $2 trillion emergency economic relief package that seeks to stem the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Here's whats available to colleges.
As more cases are reported, colleges are re-evaluating their study-abroad programs, moving courses online, and taking other preventive measures. Meanwhile, some academic associations are canceling their conferences.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday in a case that accused the school of discriminating against people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The Ad Council, which was behind the Smokey Bear and “Just Say No” campaigns for the U.S. government, is set to launch a national advertising promotion for postsecondary education and training alternatives to the four-year college degree.
Derk Riechers, Chief Operating Officer at Virtical Education, attended the 2020 Instructional Technology Council (ITC) Annual eLearning Conference on February 9-12 in Charleston, SC.
Reagan National University was supposed to be a place of higher learning, but it was unclear how it awarded degrees. By all appearances, at present, it has no students, no faculty and no classrooms.
Moody’s projects that the pace of college closings will soon reach 15 per year.
Abrupt departure comes less than one year into a four-year contract that paid her a salary of $385,000
The deal could increase competition for online students who live in the state, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Currently, the online-only Penn State World Campus charges students between $576 and $617 per credit for its undergraduate classes.
Colleges closing, NCAA transformation, reinvention of accreditation, and more.
If the federal government believes more than 50 percent of an institution’s enrollments come from “correspondence study” and that faculty oversight is lacking, it can revoke the entire institution’s eligibility for federal aid. “It becomes of critical importance for institutions approaching that threshold to assure that their courses are meeting the Department of Education's recommendations,” Russ Poulin.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will not have to repay $42 million in federal student aid funding after a nine-year legal debacle, reports the Tribune Star. However, the college has spent over $800,000 in legal fees since the beginning of this disagreement.
“Embrace” is probably too strong. “Acquiescence” suggests too much passivity. Whatever word you choose, though, the data indicate that American faculty members -- whether grudgingly or enthusiastically -- are increasingly participating in and, to a lesser extent, accepting the validity of online education.