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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.

Gates Foundation Grants Target College Graduation Rates

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced $4 million in grants to the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education and Families, and seven cities to boost college graduation rates by better coordinating the services that colleges, schools and communities provide to students. Reuters reports that, "Enrollment at the nation's 1,200 community colleges… | Read More

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

University of Nebraska Celebrates 100 Years of Distance Learning

In 1909 during the era of "correspondence schooling," the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) launched its first distance learning effort with some residents in the western reaches of the state. It would have taken a student from that area days to reach the campus on horseback. One hundred years later, students in… | Read More

Tennessee Public Universities in Online Campus Collaboration

We are starting to see state university programs embrace online education technology and in the process, create some interesting academic options for their students. In Tennessee, total enrollment in distance education courses is growing an average of 30% each semester at the Tennessee Board of Regents' six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology… | Read More

University of Peking Takes Chinese Language Courses Online

In an interview recently Google CEO Eric Schmidt made a startling prediction: among the usual visionary list of faster broadband, faster computers and near-universal access he foresees came the comment that in five years, the predominant language used online will be Chinese. You can find many pieces of the picture that would lead to… | Read More

Grantham University Announces Four New Options in Criminal Justice

Grantham University announced today that it has added four new Criminal Justice Certificates of Learning to its curriculum. Grantham is a 100% online education institution that specializes in educating working adults; it was established in 1951. It is heavily involved in the education programs sponsored by the four military branches and has been considered… | Read More

Michigan State to Close Academic Departments

Michigan State University (MSU) has completed cutting the fat from its budget and is now cutting into the bone. In the wake of vastly reduced state funding, a grim fact that virtually all public universities are facing, MSU has announced tentative plans to axe not only degree programs but entire departments. The protests… | 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

SUNY in a Dialogue on Credit Transfers

The State University of New York system operates sixty four campuses with both two year and four year campuses. Despite the fact that they are under one umbrella, the issue of transferring credits from a two year school into a baccalaureate program has been an ongoing problem.
Inside Higher Education is reporting that the committee… | Read More

Two New Online Business Degrees at U of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota at Crookston has introduced two new business degrees that incorporate some of the recent shifts in business functionality. The Crookston Daily Times is reporting that the University's business school has expanded their degree offerings to include a marketing degree along with Bachelor of Manufacturing Management in Quality Management.
Both are… | Read More

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