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News and notes from the world of education. Get Degrees always keeps you in the loop, giving you the lowdown about noteworthy people and events. We have our finger on the pulse of the education community.

Texas Scholarship Program for Science and Math Majors

Responding to a national shortage, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded University of Texas Dallas, Collin College and Richland College nearly $2.5 million to graduate more students with science, technology, engineering and math, or (STEM) degrees. Acronyms are a critical part of academic planning, to wit: The grant has been named the… | Read More

Western Government University Launches Scholarship Program

Western Governors University has decided to invest in continuing education for small business employees and owners with a scholarship plan for people who want to complete their education with an online degree in business. Each scholarship is $3,000 and the University intends to award up to thirty of them each year.
The program… | Read More

Capella University Announces New Online Degrees

Capella University announced today that it has added two new online degree programs and three new specializations. The University is introducing an RN to BSN degree program, one of the most popular healthcare educational choices today. Because of the increased complexity of today's health care environment, the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education… | Read More

New Jersey College Offers Classroom on a Flash Drive

New Jersey's Thomas Edison State College has been in the experimentation mode with a new form of course delivery: the flash drive. These solid state memory devices are the size of a house key and fit in one of the USB drives on your computer - a slot that has been standard on all… | Read More

Midwest Coalition of States Proposes College Credit Bank

According to the Chicago Tribune and several other news sources today, a dozen Midwestern states are studying the creation of a college-credit exchange that could make it easier for college dropouts to finally complete their degrees.
The project would create an electronic database where people could post documentation about the college credits they have earned… | Read More

Texas School Receives Grant to Support Hispanic Graduate Students Online

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston a $2.8 million Title V Education Grant to fund the Promoting Post Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program. The purpose of the education grant is to implement programs to achieve parity among Hispanic graduate students and… | Read More

Kaplan University Announces Five New Degree Options

Kaplan University has announced the launch of five new specializations for programs in the teaching and business job sectors. The goal with the introduction of these options is to create relevant job training for a job market that remains tight for many people with traditional training.
The new online master's in management specialization in… | Read More

University of Scranton Adds Online HR Degree

The human resources profession has undergone a dramatic expansion in the scope of duties over the past twenty years. Human resource directors who were at one time simply responsible for hiring and firing personnel are now in the business of employee development, training and recruitment. As a result the opportunities for recently graduated… | Read More

Florida Community College an Online Innovator

Gulf Coast Community College has seen a dramatic increase in online learning, which is has developed through the gradual development of online courses now numbering over one thousand. The school is now taking the next step, enrolling students for the upcoming spring semester for six fully online degree programs.
The impressive aspect of this… | Read More

Online Enrollment Setting the Pace at Penn State

Pennsylvania State University is among the acknowledged leaders for online education in the ranks of top tier traditional universities. The University's World Campus accounted for two thirds of the increase in undergraduate enrollment this academic year, according to University V.P. for Undergraduate Education Robert Pangborn.
"Pennsylvania resident enrollments have grown very modestly," Pangborn said,… | Read More

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