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October 3, 2014

October 03, 2014 By: Paul Category: Community and Technical Colleges, For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on October 3, 2014

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Miami (FL):  Master of Science in Finance.

Louisiana Tech University:  Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration.

Hawai’i Community College:  Undergraduate Certificates in in business foundations, business essentials, entrepreneurship retail foundations and virtual office assistant.

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For-profit Watch

Please see this insightful piece by the Chronicle of Higher Education concerning for-profit companies enabling online educational opportunities  for non-profit universities.

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Have a great weekend!

December 3, 2012

December 03, 2012 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on December 3, 2012

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Creighton University (NE):  Master of Science in Emergency Medical Services.

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For-profit Watch, State Colleges and Universities

Bloomberg:  “For-Profits Losing to Better-Rated State Schools Charging Less“.  It is all about respect, although cost also factors in the equation.

June 8, 2012

June 08, 2012 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on June 8, 2012

Are you ready for some college baseball?

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New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Plant Breeding and Genetics Professional Development Certificate program.

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Online Education, For-profit Watch

You have seen all the ads.  Now, Today (MSNBC) tackles the question: “Will an online degree help you get dream job?”

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State Colleges and Universities

Penn State World Campus grows 22 percent.

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Have a marvelous weekend!

December 2, 2011

December 02, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Name Recognition, Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on December 2, 2011

College football bowls are just around the corner.

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New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

New Jersey Institute of Technology: Graduate Certificate in Technical  Communication Essentials.  A special tuition rate for out-of-state, online students is available.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Food Processing Management Certificate.

The cost is $900 per module or $2,400 for the complete certificate program (three modules). Since the program is offered completely online, students can enroll from anywhere in the world.

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Name Recognition, Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities

More free online classes are coming to Stanford University.

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Online Education

According to this report, non-credit online courses are becoming more popular at the University of Montana.

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For-profit Watch

The Birmingham News: “College students trapped with big debt and few jobs after attending expensive for-profit schools“.

. . .“They are taking advantage of our students, using them, abusing them and beating them into the ground, and I have a problem with that,” says Dr. Perry Ward, president of Lawson State.

Ward says students victimized by the system are likely locked into a cycle of poverty for the rest of their lives.

“They can’t get eligible for financial aid, have no skills and can’t go to work, and are relegated to low-paying jobs somewhere,” he said.
For-profit schools make it their priority to prey on the less fortunate and less educated, says Ward. . .

Please, please consider ALL options before making any commitments!  Please.

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Have a great weekend!

November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on November 23, 2011

A Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.  We’ll return on November 30th.

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New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Duquesne University (PA): Master of Science in Health Sciences.

Mid-Continent University (KY): Master of Science in Human Resource Management, “completely online”.

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For-profit Watch

Bloomberg Businessweek: “For-Profit Colleges Allow Cheating, U.S. Investigators Say“.

Seven of 12 for-profit colleges attended online by undercover U.S. investigators violated school policies on cheating, grading standards and loan counseling, a report by the Government Accountability Office found. . . .

To be fair, however, cheating remains a chronic problem throughout higher education.

November 8, 2011

November 08, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on November 8, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Indianapolis: Graduate Certificate in Project Management for Human Services Professionals.

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For-profit Watch

Abolish for-profit universities“.  This borders on the extreme.  How about better educating consumers and potential students about these institutions?

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Online Education

Hooray for National Distance Education Week!

November 4, 2011

November 04, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on November 4, 2011

It’s #1 against #2:  Alabama versus Louisiana State University, tomorrow.

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New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Norwich University (VT): Master of Arts in History with a concentration in American History.

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Private Colleges and Universities

Northeastern University (MA) looks to expand well beyond its Boston and virtual realms by establishing new campuses in Seattle and Charlotte over the next year.

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For-profit Watch

More for-profit college recruiting horror stories.

. . . “They may call a service member’s home and unit 20 or 30 times a day, threaten them with the uniform code of military justice, and tell them they’ll get them busted in rank or have their security clearance revoked if they don’t pay up,” Petraeus said. “We’ve even heard of a debt collector harassing a surviving spouse of a service member killed in action, insisting that she had to use the money from his death gratuity to pay off a debt immediately.”. . .

Kudos to Ms. Holly Petraeus, CIA Director David Petraeus’s wife for her efforts in bringing this to light.

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Have a great weekend!

October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011 By: Paul Category: Community and Technical Colleges, For-profit Watch Comments Off on October 25, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Ivy Tech Community College (IN): Associate of Applied Science in Information Security.

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For-Profit Watch

In this long yet informative piece, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office recommends “doing your homework” before enrolling in a for-profit college.

October 24, 2011

October 24, 2011 By: Paul Category: Community and Technical Colleges, For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on October 24, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of South Alabama: Doctor of Business Administration.

Most of the coursework will be offered online. Moore said that should allow students to keep their regular jobs and pursue classes on their own schedules. Students should anticipate spending nine to 10 days on campus during each semester, but even those will be held primarily on weekends.

The program begins in 2013.

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Community and Technical Colleges, For-profit Watch

The Arizona Republic reviews various for-profit and community college websites.  And as usual, locating important information still proves difficult.

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Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities

Three new online master’s degree programs may soon come to the University of Maine.  Meanwhile, Medaille College (NY) is looking at adding more online degree opportunities.  We will keep you posted.

October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Name Recognition, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on October 19, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Florida: Master of Arts in Web Design and Online Communication.  A graduate certificate is also available.

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For-profit Watch

“A national shame”.  That’s how Jim Chanos, a hedge fund manager, describes the for-profit sector. “I cant think of a more predatory business.”