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Do College Rankings Still Matter?
Colorado College and RISD recently made news by pulling out of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Their decisions follow those of Harvard and Yale law schools, among others, that made this same announcement last year.
Online Program Management Regulation is on the Horizon
A pair of announcements made in February by the Department of Education (Department) is raising the alarm for companies that provide a wide range of outsourced software and services, and the institutions that rely on them.
What You Need to Know About Students Who Opt for Two-Year Schools
For many students, attending a four-year college is not a foregone conclusion. While they might have one on their lists, they might also seriously be considering a two-year college or employment as their best postsecondary option.
Let’s Talk About the Mental Health Crisis in Higher Ed
Like the rest of the higher education community, we share in Michigan State’s sadness and grief as it grapples with last week’s tragedy. After traumatic events like these, students report increased anxiety, tension, and insecurity—an impact the university will no doubt contend with in months and years to come.
What “New” CIP Codes Can Tell Us About Key Program Markets
Classification of Instructional Programs codes, or CIP codes, are an invaluable tool for researchers and institutions of higher education alike. Providing a taxonomy of academic programs, CIP codes help us decipher key market trends by easily organizing data by field of study, answering questions like: How much has the field grown? How competitive is it? And, who offers the top programs?
Recharge Your Higher Education Online Strategy in 2023
Historically, online strategy has happened at the course or program level—often reduced to putting campus-based programs online to reach more students and counteract struggling enrollments. But today the line between online and on-campus students is blurring. The assumption that these modalities appeal to entirely separate audiences may soon become outdated.