Industry News

CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association, announced the worldwide availability of CompTIA CertMaster, a revolutionary new tool that makes learning IT skills easier, more accessible and more effective.

6/30/2014

Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc. announced the charter program for Starfish INSIGHT, the newest module of the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform. Starfish INSIGHT enables institutions to quickly and easily visualize the correlations between their efforts to help students be successful and the related student outcomes.

6/30/2014

EdR announced it will use portions of proceeds from its recent equity offering to fund one acquisition, a collegiate housing community serving Arizona State University, and two developments — a cottage community adjacent to the University of Louisville and a fourth phase of its successful Storrs Center/The Oaks on the Square development pedestrian to the University of Connecticut.

6/30/2014

Kaplan, creator of the test prep industry, has acquired Dev Bootcamp, originator of the software coding bootcamp model and its leading player. With this acquisition, Kaplan becomes not only the largest provider of test prep worldwide but also one of the largest players in the emerging market of coding bootcamps.

6/27/2014

CorpU and Jobs for the Future announced the launch of the College Employer Collaborative, a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. The Collaborative is designed to provide postsecondary students with highly sought-after workforce skills demanded by employers.

6/27/2014

Effective for fall 2015, Hofstra University will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. This change provides students with the ability to decide for themselves how to best present their academic strengths and abilities to the admission committee, and allows each individual student to decide whether—or not—the standardized test results accurately reflect her academic ability and potential.

6/27/2014

The University of North Dakota announced a $5 million gift from the Hess Corporation to its College of Engineering & Mines. The gift, along with a $2.5 million match from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund, will provide $7.5 million in funding towards the Collaborative Energy Complex in the College of Engineering & Mines.

6/27/2014

Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, announces the addition of the Chinese yuan to its international payments service, which is powered by Higher One’s partnership with Western Union Business Solutions.

6/27/2014

The Association of American Colleges and Universities and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association announced the 68 institutions—including both 2-year and 4-year institutions—participating in the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessments supported in its initial planning year with funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

6/26/2014

Schoology has closed a new $15 million round of funding led by Intel Capital along with new investors Great Oaks Venture Capital and Great Road Holdings. Existing investors participating in this round are FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital. The round brings Schoology’s total capital raised to $25 million.

6/26/2014

With the new Indiana University Office of Completion and Student Success, the university is intensifying efforts to improve students' four- and six-year graduation rates on all IU campuses. 

6/26/2014

Google is joining with supporters, including Chelsea Clinton, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, National Center for Women & Information Technology, Seventeen and TechCrunch, to kick off Made with Code.

6/26/2014

The University of Dayton, a Catholic, Marianist university in Ohio, announced it will begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool. It is believed to be the first Catholic university in the nation to take this step.

6/25/2014

Global education services provider Navitas Limited announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of Ex’pression College, a California-based creative media college. Ex’pression College will become a part of SAE Institute, Navitas’ creative media education division.

6/25/2014

John Hancock has lowered fees for the John Hancock Freedom 529 college savings plan, a national, multi-managed, strong performing 529 college savings plan sold through financial consultants, which recently surpassed $4 billion in assets under management.

6/25/2014

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