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U.S. Student Loan Debt Sets Record, Doubling Since Recession – Bloomberg

U.S. student loan debt outstanding reached a record $1.465 trillion last month and one particular set of borrowers is having a hard time paying back their loans, according to a Bloomberg analysis of student loan securitization data. This debt is raising fiscal risks. “Over 90% of student loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of More Info »

Vista College Puts on High-Heels and Gets Moving to Support Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence

Vista College hosts and participates in a campus walk, raising over $15,000 for local YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region’s Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center El Paso, TX – December 14, 2018 – Vista College – El Paso Campus recently participated in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, More Info »

Education Dept. Cancels Plan for New Student Loan System and Will Try Again – The New York Times

Just seven months before the scheduled release of a new technology system intended to simplify the repayment process for more than 35 million federal student loan borrowers, the Education Department is scrapping its plan and starting over. The government is the primary lender for students who borrow for college, but it relies on eight outside More Info »

Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology Announces a Multi-Million Dollar Expansion at Fort Pierce Campus

Aviator College will invest nearly $4 million in an expansion of their Fort Pierce, Fl campus Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology has announced plans to expand their Fort Pierce, Florida campus. The expansion, projected to cost nearly $4 million, is part of Aviator’s strategic growth plan and will include a multi-faceted construction project. More Info »

Advance Closing Notice – Inside Higher Ed

Newbury College announces early that it is closing, avoiding mistakes other colleges have made. Newbury College had been through many changes and adaptations in its 56 years. The small private college was founded in 1962 in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston as the Newbury School of Business. It moved multiple times, settling in Brookline, More Info »

Undergrad headcount rose during a bruising decade — but not everywhere – Education Dive

Dive Brief: Enrollment climbed 14.7% at four-year public colleges among full-time, degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduates from 2006 to 2016, according to Chronicle of Higher Education data on nearly 500 institutions. The data showed growth at 68% of colleges, primarily in states with a rising number of high school graduates, including Arizona, Florida and Texas. Despite More Info »

Have Online Degrees and Credentials Finally Lost Their Stigma? – elearning.inside

A new report by Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy has concluded that employers—specifically, human resources (HR) leaders—are now increasingly interested in candidates’ credentials, not simply their degrees. The study also found that most HR leaders no longer view online degrees or credentials as inferior to those earned on More Info »

The 2018 Chronicle Influencers – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Meet the people who shaped higher ed, for better or worse, in 2018 A statue fell. A football player died. Women spoke out. Some of the biggest news stories of 2018 started on college campuses. The fate of the Silent Sam monument, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reflected heightened activism about More Info »

The Growth of Unmet Need – Inside Higher Ed

Many colleges say they provide enough aid for students to enroll. New analysis suggests otherwise. The rhetoric of college admissions is all about possibility. Prospective students are encouraged to enroll and told of the availability of aid — federal, state and institutional — to help. But is that rhetoric overstated? A new analysis by the More Info »

Student Affairs Goes Digital: Translating Student Support to the World of Online Learning – Diverse

With nearly a third of all students now taking at least one course online, institutions are grappling with the reality that online is neither fringe or the sole domain of nontraditional students or for-profit colleges. The data bear this out: online enrollments continued to grow among non-profit and public institutions even during a period of More Info »