College applications were down this year at many top colleges, including Harvard and Dartmouth. This has led some in higher education to worry whether we’ll start seeing fewer people completing college degrees. It’s even caused some colleges to be forced to close. Law schools cutting tuition to attract students Many law schools have seen similar declines […]
With student debt topping $1 trillion, the question of whether college is “worth it” has become an increasingly valid one. While there are several advantages to having a college degree, it’s clear that the cost issue needs to be addressed. In a Hechinger Report Op-Ed, Capella University President Scott Kinney even worries that fewer students […]
Under fire in recent years for high tuition costs and the lack of career preparation taught at colleges, college policymakers have felt the pressure to graduate more students quickly and prepare graduates to enter the workforce. The value of the liberal arts has also been questioned, leading some government officials in Florida, North Carolina and […]
A recent poll showed that one-third of Americans believe online programs offer better value and provide more variety than traditional classroom education. When it comes to education quality, however, the public is less enthusiastic.
What will higher education and college students be like in the future? The Wall Street Journal offers some predictions.
We’ve written a lot about the rise of online education and how it can help you save money and time getting a college degree. Over the past year, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have exploded in popularity, with course providers edX and Coursera becoming two of the biggest higher-education organizations in the world. These massive open online […]
Are colleges adequately preparing graduates to enter the workforce? Why are so many college graduates unemployed? Is online education as effective as traditional in-person classes? A new survey from Northeastern University attempts to answer those questions and more. College graduates not ready for a career The study revealed that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the higher […]
I love a good buffet. Health hazards aside, what’s not to like about getting to choose from a multitude of options, taking as little or as much of each as you like?
Increasingly, college students are taking the “buffet approach” to higher education. A few AP classes there, some time at a traditional brick-and-mortar campus, a couple classes at a local community college, and some MOOCs or other online classes thrown in.