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Obama’s Accreditation Reforms on Higher Education

July 12th, 2013

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama outlined several proposals to reform and improve higher education, including putting the brakes on the spiraling costs of college tuition. One method for achieving this, an initiative that has resonated with students and parents alike, is to make a school’s participation in certain federal aid [&hellip
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Best Tech Company Internships

July 10th, 2013

If you’re an intern in the tech field, the only coffee-running errands you’ll be doing is for yourself. The burgeoning tech industry knows how to attract top talent by offering cushy benefits, hands-on experience, and monthly salaries that’ll bring any student out of the ramen noodle poverty line. Because software engineers and tech geeks are [&hellip
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‘Diploma Mill’ Accusations against Chicago School’s LA Campus

December 11th, 2012

By Jacqueline Foster, Editor The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, a private, nonprofit institution known for offering both traditional and online programs, has been accused of offering worthless degrees through its Los Angeles campus in a recent lawsuit, according to the Huffington Post. Forty students are represented by the lawsuit, and are [&hellip
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Poll: Millennials More Open to Online, Hybrid Education

December 7th, 2012

By Jacqueline Foster, Editor A recent Northeastern University, Boston poll has revealed that millennials, or younger adults between the ages of 19 and 29, are worried about how much money it costs to go to college, according to a recent report by the Huffington Post. This worry may shed some light on why millennials are embracing [&hellip
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Top Business School Accreditor Gets New Chief Officer

December 4th, 2012

By Jacqueline Foster, Editor Some big changes are in the works for one of the most respected accreditors of business and accounting schools worldwide, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). As business remains the most popular major at colleges and universities across the U.S. in terms of degrees conferred, it is in [&hellip
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HACC Gets Accreditation Warning

November 30th, 2012

By Jacqueline Foster, Editor Harrisburg Area Community College, a multi-campus community college in Central Pennsylvania with a thriving Virtual Campus, recently received an accreditation warning from its regional accreditor, according to The Middle States Commission on Higher Education reported that the college was deficient in meeting three of the Commission’s 14 accreditation standards, and [&hellip
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St. Paul’s College Could Merge with St. Aug’s University

November 27th, 2012

By Jacqueline Foster, Editor St. Paul’s College, a private institution in Lawrenceville, Va., that was stripped of its accreditation back in June after battling financial troubles for years, may be able to get back on its feet through a merger with St. Augustine University, a private institution in Raleigh, N.C., according to the News & [&hellip
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Penn State’s Accreditation Back to Normal

November 19th, 2012

By Jacqueline Foster, Editor Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA, which had received an accreditation warning this past summer linked to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, recently had that warning lifted, according to the Associated Press. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Penn State’s regional accrediting agency, had issued the warning as [&hellip
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Kean University Rises from Probation to Re-accreditation

November 16th, 2012

By Jacqueline Foster, Editor Kean University, a public institution in Union Township, N.J., can breathe a little easier now after receiving news yesterday that it has been re-accredited for another 10 years, according to the Star-Ledger. The university’s regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, had originally placed Kean on probation this [&hellip
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WGU Announces Scholarship Aimed at Reservists, National Guard

November 13th, 2012

By Jacqueline Foster, Editor Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, UT, a private, not-for-profit institution known for its affordable online degree options, has announced a scholarship of up to $2,000 for Reserve and National Guard service members, according to a recent press release. The scholarship, titled the WGU Reservists and National Guard Scholarship Program, [&hellip
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