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    An Everest Institute location in an office building in Silver Spring, Md., is one of a dozen campuses that for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. is closing. Jose Luis Magana/ / The Associated Press

    Corinthian tells students they'll be able to finish degrees

    A for-profit education company is trying to reassure nervous students that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses are being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  1. Indiana University aims to help students graduate on time

    Indiana University has started a new office aimed at helping more students graduate on time at all the school's campuses across the state.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  2. Georgia college offers online business degree

    The University of Georgia's business school has launched an online business degree program.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
    The modern comforts and technological advances of online education are allowing more people to get degrees when life prevents or discourages a trip back to a brick-and-mortar school. Damian Dovarganes/The Associated Press

    Online degree program's flexibility pays off for officer

    When Maj. Chris Costello of the Pennsylvania National Guard received his fourth overseas deployment in a decade, this time to Kuwait in 2012, he decided to go back to school in the Arabian Desert.

    • Jul. 1, 2014

    STEM skills more important to employers than bachelor's degree, study indicates

    High school graduates with a background in science, technology, engineering and math are in higher demand in the job market than college grads without such skill, according to a new Brookings Institution study.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
    The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports student's scores. The ACT said that on June 14, just under 600,000 students were scheduled to take the exam  a record high. Seth Perlman/The Associated Press

    ACT to 'polish' how scores reported for admissions exam

    The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students' scores.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
    Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, dropped the word 'Community' from its name this year, in part, officials said, to reflect that it has some four-year degree programs. Dwight Burdette/Wikipedia

    Community colleges shorten their names

    Small but growing numbers of community colleges are moving to drop the word 'community' from their name, inspiring a sometimes passionate parsing of its meaning.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  3. UCLA officials propose diversity class requirement

    University of California, Los Angeles officials are proposing that most undergraduate students be required to take a class in racial cultural, gender or religious diversity in order to graduate.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  4. Project will try to evaluate what college students learn

    Nine states will participate in a project to determine how well college students are reaching certain educational goals, according to an announcement by the two groups leading the program.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  5. A person with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn about $1.2 million more, from ages 22 to 64, than someone with just a high school diploma, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    College degree still has more earning power, study says

    Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  6. Corinthian Colleges, U.S. in tentative agreement

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Education Department have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  7. Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said lawmakers are not likely to reduce or eliminate veterans education benefits. Getty Images

    GI Bill benefit unlikely to be cut, acting VA secretary says

    Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said he 'can't imagine' lawmakers cutting back on veterans education benefits in the near future even with the continued fiscal pressures facing Congress.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  8. President Obama writes that, as was the case with the veterans who used the first GI Bill 70 years ago, investing in our newest veterans will produce leaders the country needs. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Obama: Post-9/11 GI Bill keeps promise to newest vets

    The GI Bill, celebrating its 70th anniversary, has had a huge positive impact on the lives of millions of veterans over the years. President Obama says the generous Post-9/11 GI Bill continues to transform lives as one of the 'smartest investments' the nation has ever made.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  9. Naval War College holds graduation

    More than 350 military officers and government employees have graduated from the Naval War College.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  10.  Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

    Community colleges to offer quick business degree

    College students typically complete a specific number of credits in a certain amount of time to earn a degree whether it's an associate or a doctorate.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  11. Ohio law seeks to help vets get education, jobs

    The governor has signed a bill aimed at improving military veterans' and service members' access to higher education and jobs. It's also intended to help prevent military identity fraud and theft.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
    Lindsay Posey stands in the classroom kitchen at Spartanburg Community College in Spartanburg, S.C., where she earned her culinary degree. Tim Kimzey/(Spartanburg, S.C.) Herald-Journal via

    Soldier's widow stirs up career after return to college

    Just call Spartanburg Community College graduate Lindsay Posey the iron-willed chef.

    • Jun. 9, 2014

    Same-sex military spouses get in-state UNC tuition

    The University of North Carolina system has directed that in-state tuition be charged to the same-sex spouses of military personnel as long as the couple married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.

    • Jun. 9, 2014

    More companies hiring new MBAs

    People who just earned their MBA have another reason to celebrate: 86 percent of U.S. companies with business school recruiters plan to hire MBA graduates in 2014, up from 81 percent in 2013 and 51 percent in 2009 during the economic downturn.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  12. William Hubbard of Student Veterans of America talks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a hearing to discuss ways to enhance protections for veterans who carry student loan debt. Elissa Nadworny / Medill News Service

    Vets' advocates push for more student loan protections

    For many veterans attending college, student debt ultimately will become 'one of the largest inhibiting factors' to their long-term career success, a veterans' advocate told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.

    • Jun. 4, 2014

    Syracuse launches vet student study

    Syracuse University's veterans research arm has launched a new study to learn more about the experiences of vets in higher education, and the group is calling for student vets across the country to participate.

    • May. 28, 2014
  13. Fayetteville State graduates Kathleen Collins, left, and her daughter Toni Collins-Newcombe, center, are photographed in Hope Mills, N.C., with Toni's daughter Nmyia Collins, who is due to graduate in June from Massey Hill Classical School in Fayetteville, N.C. The three women from three generations, are graduating from two schools, all with honors. Johnny Horne/The Fayetteville Observer via AP

    3 generations including an Army vet graduate with honors

    It would have been special if the Collins family had just one graduate to celebrate this spring.

    • May. 27, 2014
  14. Federal action expected to boost solar education

    Hundreds of students intent on finding work in the solar energy industry have graduated from four-month and two-year programs at Red Rocks Community College since 2008.

    • May. 27, 2014
  15. Attorney General Eric Holder, above, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced May 13 that lender Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement to resolve allegations it charged military service members excessive interest rates on their student loans. Orlin Wagner / AP

    60,000 troops, vets to receive money in student loan deal

    The country's largest student loan providers will pay out $60 million to U.S. troops and veterans for unfair lending practices under a proposed settlement announced by the Justice and Education departments Tuesday.

    • May. 13, 2014
  16. Data lacking on success outcomes for student vets

    Prospective students and the public have more information now than ever on how well schools perform in educating veterans, and at what cost.

    • May. 13, 2014
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