Even as community colleges experience record-high enrollment, the stigma surrounding these institutions still prevails. In a country that takes pride in exclusive four-year universities, community colleges are often regarded as second-rate.
Northern Arizona University has inked a deal with Pearson to co-develop three fully online baccalaureate degree programs based on the increasingly popular and somewhat controversial “competency based” model of higher education.
It is well documented that African-American and Hispanic/Latino males are underrepresented by crisis proportions on college campuses, but many determined efforts are being made to tackle the problems and reverse the trends.
A new groundbreaking report released Wednesday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says certificates count for a lot more than many people may think, although results vary by ethnicity and gender.
Education may mean freedom, but higher education is far from free. In this bleak jobs market, the cost of a bachelor’s degree can bankrupt a family and financially cripple a graduate before she even gets a job.