User Login

Forgot Password?

Not a user? [Sign Up]

Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit 9myths.org to get the facts!

Read More

News Search of the Week


Here's what the media are saying about:

President Obama's College Affordability/ Accountability Proposals

. . . or visit either our short list of hot topics or our full search-by-topic list to browse news and commentary on any of 100+ higher ed topics.



Banner images provided by Davenport University.

The Voice of America's Private Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

Line

Top Stories

Inside Look at Ratings Plan

Inside Higher Ed

April 20, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education has set aside more than $4 million to develop the Obama administration’s college ratings system, newly released federal documents show. The department has hired a nonprofit research company to analyze data about colleges, test different ratings models and build a website for the ratings. It has so far paid at least $1.8 million for the firm, Research Triangle Institute, to get started on that work.Read More


Line

Nelson says rural Arkansas towns must achieve "critical mass" for survival

Magnolia, Ark., Reporter

April 20, 2015

Magnolia and other rural communities in the state need to make sure they achieve a “critical mass” for long-term survival, one of the state’s top observers told the Rotary Club of Magnolia on Thursday. Rex Nelson, president of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities, also said that Arkansas needs to increase the percentage of residents with college degrees.Read More


Line

Now Everyone’s an Entrepreneur

Chronicle of Higher Education

April 20, 2015

Credit a culture in which tech billionaires have become as well known as sports figures, the relatively cheap costs of technology, and the stagnation of traditional career paths: Thousands of students are gravitating toward build-it-yourself careers. Colleges are responding to this interest, and fueling it, by offering more undergraduate courses, programs, and extracurricular activities that promise to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set and develop skills needed in this start-up world.Read More


Line

Other News

Restore the Pell Grant’s clout

The Hill - Commentary

January 14, 2015

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) writes: As a nation that values education, we should give every willing student the opportunity to succeed. Since 1972, the need-based federal Pell Grant has done just that. At the beginning of the program, the grant covered the entire cost of college. Unfortunately, as tuition costs soar and state and community college budgets are slashed, the federal government is shirking its responsibility to help students succeed. The Pell Grant now covers just a third of the cost of a public four-year school. That means today’s student is left fighting to make ends meet now while being saddled with debt for the future.

Read More

More States Tie Money to Colleges’ Performance, but That May Not Work

Chronicle of Higher Education

January 14, 2015

A report being released on Wednesday throws more cold water on a trend that’s been sweeping the nation for the past several years, most recently with the White House proposal that seeks to make two years of community college free for everyone. It’s called performance-based funding, and it boils down to rewarding or penalizing colleges based in part on the numbers of students they graduate or retain from year to year.

Read More

6 Years in and 6 to Go, Only Modest Progress on Obama’s College-Completion Goal

Chronicle of Higher Education

January 20, 2015

Six years ago, in his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama set a bold, if daunting, goal: to lead the world in college completion by 2020. Today, as Mr. Obama prepares to deliver his next-to-last State of the Union address to Congress, the nation has moved up only slightly, into a tie for 11th place, and the president’s ambitious goal looks unachievable.

Read More

Free Community College Stories Roundup - January 16, 2015

Multiple Sources

January 16, 2015

Here is a collection of articles, alphabetized by source, on President Obama's proposal to provide free community college.

Read More

         U-CAN logo        

About the items posted on the NAICU site:  News items, features, and opinion pieces posted on this site from sources outside NAICU do not necessarily reflect the position of the association or its members. Rather, this content reflects the diversity of issues and views that are shaping American higher education.