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Many Nonprofit College Programs Would Fail Gainful Test – Inside Higher Ed

Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt. Only about 60 percent of programs at private nonprofit institutions, and 70 percent of those at public colleges and universities, would pass the Obama administration’s gainful-employment test, More Info »

Master of Science in Nursing Education and RN-to-BSN Announcement

Unitek Learning launches nursing scholarship programs for employees. Murray, Utah – January 15, 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to recognize the impact nurses have on the world. As a way to celebrate the work of nurses and show appreciation to our nursing faculty, More Info »

Blockchain Most In-Demand Hard Skill for 2020 – Campus Technology

Blockchain is the hard skill employers most want in potential hires this year, according to an analysis from LinkedIn, while creativity is the most-needed soft skill. The social network looked at what hard and soft skills were listed on members’ LinkedIn profiles and which people were getting hired at the highest rates, to determine what More Info »

Twin Cities-based Rasmussen graduating from college to university – Star Tribune

Bloomington for-profit school’s leaders say the move signals a renewed push to expand options for students. Bloomington-based Rasmussen College is becoming Rasmussen University in a move the for-profit school’s leaders say signals a renewed push to expand options for students. Rasmussen announced Wednesday that it will change its name effective in October, a decision its More Info »

The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students – The Chronicle of Higher Education

I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, covering innovation in and around academe. Here’s what I’m thinking about this week. A transfer agreement that shows the gloves are off. Transfer agreements don’t usually signal a sea change. The one that Pennsylvania’s community-college system just announced with Southern New Hampshire University More Info »

Colorado Technical University Ranked Among 2020 Best Online Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Colorado Technical University (CTU) once again ranks among the Best Online Programs lists by U.S. News & World Report. For six consecutive years, CTU has ranked for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, among other online education categories from U.S. News. “At CTU, we pride ourselves on industry-relevant programs and our More Info »

Missed connection: closing the college-employer communications gap – WorkingNation

Op-Ed by Carol D’Amico, Strada Education Network EVP, and Bridget Burns, University Innovation Alliance Executive Director JPMorgan Chase’s decision to end on-campus recruiting has sounded alarm bells in higher education. But not for the reasons you may think. The bank joins a slate of employers — from IBM to Apple — that are loosening degree More Info »

Durbin Calls On Senate Colleagues To Stand Up For Veterans & Students Defrauded By For-Profit Colleges

Ahead Of House Vote Tomorrow, Durbin Urges Senate To Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule To Help Defrauded Student Borrowers WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today, in a speech on the Senate floor, slammed Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ rewritten borrower defense rule that guts essential protections for student borrowers and More Info »

Two Tsunamis are About to Hit Higher Education – RealClearEducation

In November, the Department of Education released post graduate earnings and debt data broken down by college program — which will have a revolutionary impact on higher education. Students (and policymakers) can now get accurate information about how much recent graduates earned by college and degree (e.g., a Bachelor’s in Physics from Ohio State University). More Info »

IRS Issues Tax Guidance On Discharged Student Loan – Forbes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued guidance for some taxpayers who took out federal or private student loans to finance attendance at a nonprofit or for-profit school. The guidance offers relief for students whose loans have been discharged by the Department of Education and who meet specific criteria. Typically, a discharge of indebtedness is More Info »