10 juin 2019

Walmart Expands Employee Tuition Benefits

HomeBy Paul Fain. Walmart this week announced that it is expanding a debt-free college tuition benefit for the retail giant's roughly 1.4 million U.S. employees. The company is adding 14 degrees and certificates in technology fields such as cybersecurity, computer science and network security to the Live Better U program, which had featured degrees in business and supply chain management. More...

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Report on State of Postsecondary Education in Prisons

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report from Ithaka S+R attempts to survey the landscape for postsecondary education in prisons. As did another recently released paper, the report describes a "watershed moment" for prison-based college programs, noting many challenges and precautions amid bipartisan support for expanding such programs. More...

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New Tool From Accreditor on Health of Colleges

HomeBy Paul Fain. The New England Commission on Higher Education, a regional accreditor, last week announced plans to create a tool to gauge the financial health of colleges. The Boston Globe reported that the "early warning dashboard" is designed to help avoid sudden college closures, several of which have occurred recently in New England. More...

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College Enrollment Declines Continue

HomeBy Paul Fain. College enrollment in the U.S. has decreased for the eighth consecutive year, according to new data released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report covers 97 percent of enrollments at degree-granting postsecondary institutions that are eligible to receive federal financial aid. More...

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Competition for Employer Tuition Benefits

HomeBy Paul Fain. ASU's InStride is latest entrant to the $20 billion tuition benefits market, a potential growth area as employers mull alternatives to the traditional college degree and whether to pay for customized online credentials for their workers. More...

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Wealth's Influence on Enrollment and Completion

HomeBy Paul Fain. Family wealth is linked to students' odds of enrolling and graduating from college, according to new federal data, as well as the type and selectivity of college they attend. More...

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Study on Prison-Based College Program

HomeBy Paul Fain. The RAND Corporation and RTI International, both nonprofit research organizations, this week released a study that evaluated a five-year college program conducted in North Carolina state prisons. The research found that prison-based education programs, where incarcerated individuals can take college courses and work toward a degree upon release, can be successful but face many obstacles. More...

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PwC Pays Off $25 Million of Employees' Student Debt

HomeBy Paul Fain. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the auditing and professional services company, is one of several large employers that in recent years has begun paying down employees' student debt, in part as a recruiting tool. PwC said this week that it has paid $25 million toward the student loan debt of its employees since creating the pay-down program a few years ago. More...

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Does USC Need More Housecleaning?

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Scandal-plagued University of Southern California has a new president coming in, but many believe the institution can't really change without a true overhaul of its large and quarrelsome Board of Trustees. More...

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A Gift That Will Keep Giving

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. A pledge to pay off the student loans of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College highlights racial disparities in student debt and turns into a clarion call for black business executives to help. More...

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