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October 4, 2011

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

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Wilkes University (PA):  Master of Science in Reading with Pennsylvania reading specialist certification.

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Humor

ESPN reports on college athletics at the University of Phoenix.

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For-profit Watch

Title IV program fraud appears more widespread than initially thought.

September 23, 2011

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

Gotta love football season!

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New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Hofstra University (NY): Master of Business Administration.  Two 4-day residencies are required.

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State Colleges and Universities

Here’s a quick update on the masters in sports management through Washington State University, which we covered last month.

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For-profit Watch, Veterans

NPR: “Too Much GI Bill Money Going To For-Profit Schools?”.  Note dropout rates in the accompanying graphic.  And please read the related editorial in the New York Times by Ms. Hollister Petraeus.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

September 7, 2011

September 07, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on September 7, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Roger Williams University (RI): Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and a graduate certificate in Digital Forensics.

“Courses for both Criminal Justice and Public Administration may be taken exclusively in 8-week online components. Criminal Justice students have the option to blend their 8-week online courses with RWU’s traditional classroom and 16-week online course curriculum. A 16-week in-class and online hybrid course option is available for Public Administration graduate students. The Digital Forensics graduate certificate program is offered in a completely online learning platform of a choice between 8- or 16-week components.”

State Colleges and Universities

Northern Illinois University is examining the possibility of offering 42 new online degree programs.

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For-profit Watch

Photo District News publishes more horror stories:

. . . Bittel says pressure to enroll students increased after EDMC went public in 2009. The caliber of students declined as a result, Bittel says. “The quality of [graduate’s] portfolios dropped, and then when the economy it was impossible” to place students in jobs related to their field of study after graduation.

“They would say whatever they had to, to get people in the door [to enroll],” says Bookert, the career counselor, who says he sat among recruiters and overheard their sales pitches. “The managers had culpability. They knew what was happening. I never heard anyone say, ‘Lie to the students,’ but I heard blatant lies every day.” . . .

At least 2 students mentioned in the piece are over $75K in debt.  Please think carefully before signing.

August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Name Recognition, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on August 25, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Indiana University: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Instructional Systems Technology. “The new program is the first IU doctorate offered completely online”.

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Online Education

More on Salman Khan (Khan Academy), who has gained quite a following of late.

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For-profit Watch

Wall Street Journal: “Party Ends at For-Profit Schools“.  Indeed, more cost-effective alternatives, such as community colleges, are available and have been for quite some time.

August 9, 2011

August 09, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on August 9, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Drexel University (PA): Master of Science in Business Analytics.

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Active Duty Military

eArmyU will close March 31, 2012.  Over 10 years, 64,000 soldiers benefited from the program.

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For-profit Watch

The US Department of Justice sues Education Management Corporation for fraud.  Four states have joined the lawsuit.

June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on June 10, 2011

Hello, Friday. . .

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New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

State University of New York, Purchase College: Certificate program for Teaching Artists.

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Private Colleges and Universities

Excelsior College (NY) now offers tuition discounts for Capital EAP employees.

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For-profit Watch

From the DesMoines (IA) Register: “For-profit colleges: Too much profit, too little education?”  Please take a look at the revealing graphs in the left column.

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Have a great weekend!

May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on May 24, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Drexel University (PA): Master of Science in Health Informatics.

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For-profit Watch

“New York AG investigates Calif. for-profit college companies”. Plus, bonus coverage of ongoing investigations in other states.

May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on May 10, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Vermont Law School: Master of Environmental Law and Policy and Master of Laws in Environmental Law.

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For-profit Watch

Kaplan Career Institute falls under the microscope of scrutiny.

April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on April 28, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Green Mountain College (VT):  Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems.

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For-profit Watch

From Kiplinger via NASDAQ: “5 Ways to Vet For-Profit Colleges“.  This essay should be required reading for anyone contemplating a college education.

 

April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on April 15, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Tulsa (OK) and Concord Law School of Kaplan University: Master of Jurisprudence in Indian law.

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For-profit Watch

Student Loans And For-Profit Colleges: “They’re Worse Than You Think”.

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Have a great weekend!