12 Trends Killing College

Posted on July 1, 2019

“Does college still matter? The Department of Education makes the case that college is more valuable than ever: Degree holders earn $1 million more that workers without postsecondary education and the innovation economy is likely to require a more educated workforce. But averages and projections hide the rapid loss of faith in higher education as the escalator to the middle class.” Continue reading

Will STEM Degrees Save The MBA?

Posted on July 1, 2019

To gain an edge in applications and enrollments from full-time students who require F-1 visas, several key MBA programs, including Duke University (No. 14 on the Forbes Best Business Schools) and the University of Rochester (No. 37) and have begun applying STEM designations to their graduate degrees.”

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23 colleges and groups get $183.8M to expand apprenticeships

Posted on July 1, 2019

“The U.S. Department of Labor is granting $183.8 million to colleges and their private-sector partners to support training for more than 85,000 apprentices in the health care, advanced manufacturing and information technology fields. Twenty-three higher education institutions and groups — including the Alabama Community College System, Purdue University and the Colorado Department of Higher Education — received funding. It will be partially matched by private partners. The grant program stems from a 2017 executive order, in which President Donald Trump called on the federal government to expand apprenticeships.” Continue reading

Still trying to decide which college is best for you? Do these three things.

Posted on June 24, 2019

“It’s been four years, but I remember how stressed I felt when I was trying to decide between my top two college choices. I was torn and wanted to make sure that I picked the perfect home for the next four years of my life. My Ouachita admissions counselor made sure I knew everything I needed to know while choosing between OBU and another school, but she also shared some advice that was thoughtful, gave me more to consider and, in the end, helped me make my decision. Here are three points from current Ouachita admissions counselors that I hope helps you in your journey.” Continue reading

Higher Education Revamps Online Education in 2019 as Traditional Enrollment Declines

Posted on June 21, 2019

“Students’ concerns about the return on investment in their education, coupled with a demand across industries for graduates with more practical skills, are driving changes in the ways universities offer education, according to a report from the Brookings Institution. According to the report, both students and employers feel higher education institutions are not giving students the skills they need to be desirable employees in the modern workforce.” Continue reading