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Past Features Archive for May, 2011

Villanova Announces Online Master's in Human Development

Villanova University has moved a little further into the online education mainstream by introducing its first degree program to be made available entirely online: the Masters' of Science in Human Resources Development. It's another example of a respected, traditional school recognizing the shift in higher education delivery and moving to participate in it.
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University of Texas Announces New Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

The University of Texas (UT) says that millions of Texans have started college, but never completed a bachelor's degree. The census statistics appear to back UT's analysis up: in 2000 29% of the population had some college credits but no degree, or had made it to the associate's level but not beyond. Commuting… | Read More

Five Texas Schools - One Campus

In the Dallas area sixty minute commutes are common on a good day. One of the educational options for the monster commutes in major Texas cities is the pursuit of online degrees, but many students who prefer classrooms can be frustrated by distance issues or by cost. For those who are planning to… | Read More

Iowa Community College opens Blended Bachelor's Degree Program

There has been a fair amount of academic teeth-gnashing over the future role of community colleges in this country's educational hierarchy. President Obama's higher education initiative focuses in large part on community colleges, but leaves open the particulars of just how they are going to jack up the percentage of degree-carrying adults over the… | Read More

College "Meritocracy" Stirs Debate

An excellent forum for the discussion of traditional college admission and graduation progress can be found in the Forbes Magazine section on America's best colleges. While the rankings are traditional, some of the commentary is not. Guest columns in this issue raise the issue of the selection process practiced by the nation's finest… | Read More

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