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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


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

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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability


New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list





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No One Rule Fits All

Inside Higher Ed

May 3, 2016

Higher education groups say Education Department's proposed rules on teacher preparation program discriminate against distance education providers.

ROI on HBCUs: The Role of Historically Black Colleges in the 21st Century

Forbes - Opinion

May 3, 2016

Guest Contributor Marcus Noel writes: HBCUs were created in the mid-1800s during segregation—a time when racism was explicit and educating students of color was neither a priority nor encouraged. Since that time, HBCUs have played a pivotal role in transforming the landscape of higher education in the U.S. Today, there are 100 HBCU’s in 19 states plus D.C. and the Caribbean and enrollment stands at over 300,000.

Yale Fights Tax Bills

Inside Higher Ed

May 3, 2016

What does a 182-year-old law mean for Connecticut’s colleges and universities in 2016?

The Mark Cuban Effect: How a Vocal Billionaire Is Betting on Higher Ed’s Disruption

Chronicle of Higher Education

May 3, 2016

On a recent Saturday night, when you’d think one of the country’s best-known billionaires might have more entertaining ways to spend his time, Mark Cuban spent an hour on social media spouting his education views while sparring with Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor who advocates for free community college.

Graduating from College This Year? Employers Are Hiring … Well, Sort of

Washington Post

May 2, 2016

Job prospects for college seniors about to graduate are looking up this year following an overall hiring boom, but lackluster wages and the burden of student debt might make new hires feel like they are still at a disadvantage.

Student Debt Is About to Set Another Record, But the Picture Isn’t All Bad

Wall Street Journal

May 2, 2016

This spring’s college seniors are about to set another record for student debt. But they’re also likely to find a job and make a decent starting salary.

College Endowments Are Under Scrutiny

Edwardsville, Ill., Intelligencer - Opinion

May 2, 2016

Professor Aldemaro Romero Jr. writes: a lot of endowment money does help to lower the cost of education for needy students. Although some institutions of higher education have specific scholarships aimed at attracting high quality students regardless of their financial need, most of those scholarships are intended at helping students with the cost of going to college. That is particularly true for scholarships designed to bring in financially disadvantaged minorities.

Does a Gap Year After High School Pay Off?

CBS MoneyWatch

May 2, 2016

Questions remain about the cost of taking a year off to travel or dedicate time to a passion and whether the practice pays off -- either in terms of higher grades or employment opportunities. A year later, the thinking goes, students with a gap year under their belt are both more mature and more focused in their studies.

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Differentiated Accreditation

NAICU Washington Update

May 2, 2016

The Department of Education provided clarity on two issues related to differentiated accreditation.

‘Dear Colleague’ Discontent

Politico

May 2, 2016

The Education Department’s Dear Colleague letter on how to prevent and punish campus sexual violence has been a source of controversy since its 2011 release, but criticism has been especially plentiful in the last several weeks.
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