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Long Beach City College Tries An Alternative To Placement Tests

The two-year college is making some placement decisions based on new students' high school grades instead of their scores on a standardized exam.

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UW Flex Degree Plan May Be Key To Boosting College Grads

Ray Cross readily admits that for-profit online colleges grew rapidly because traditional universities missed the boat.

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USF Grilled By State Higher Ed Leaders On Graduation Rates

State higher education leaders had warned universities that tuition increases this year would be a tougher sell than ever. They weren't kidding.

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Business Group Challenges UW System To Raise The Bar

Wisconsin's public colleges and universities aren't making the grade as tuition rises at three times the rate of inflation and student loan debt soars, according to a sobering state-by-state "Leaders & Laggards" report card issued Tuesday in Washington.

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Ouster of UVA President Was Justified -- Sullivan's Dismissal Highlights What's Wrong With Higher Education Today (Opinion)

Higher education is in crisis, and leaders like Teresa Sullivan, the recently dismissed University of Virginia president, bear a heavy burden of responsibility for not effectively leading.

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Colleges' ROI More Complicated Than Simple Math (Opinion)

Philip Swanson, fresh from earning his degree in civil engineering from Wayne State University, already is among a fortunate minority. While more than 50 percent of college grads under age 25 are either jobless or under-employed, Swanson has secured a full-time job in his field of study.

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National Report Praises Oklahoma's Four-Year Colleges For Efficiency But Says Two-Year Schools Lag

Oklahoma's four-year colleges and universities get high marks for efficiency and cost-effectiveness in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report released this week. But two-year colleges in the state didn't fare as well in the report, lagging behind similar institutions in nearby states.

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Remedial Courses Are Not A Waste Of Time Says Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn

Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn says he doesn’t think remedial courses at universities lead to “nowhere.”

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UW System To Offer New 'Flexible Degree' Program

Wisconsin would be a national pioneer in helping adults earn a post-secondary degree under a new program announced Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker and University of Wisconsin System leaders.

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Humanities Have A Place, Even At Caltech

Although science rules at Caltech, humanities and social sciences courses are 'crucial' to learning how to write and communicate, administrators say.

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