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Colorado Tech Announces Six New Business Grad Degrees

Colorado Technical University (TCU) is keeping pace with the rapid changes in marketing trends and business perspectives. They have announced six new degree programs, all offered in a blended format, for working professionals who want to acquire some cutting edge skills that are suddenly very desirable for those in the midst of business careers.Read More

Penn State Wins Award for Online GIS Degree

Penn State has poured a lot of effort into their online effort; as a result their World Campus is probably among the top five online education programs among the country's top traditional universities. Recently online education foundation The Sloan Consortium recognized the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Master of Geographic Information Systems program… | Read More

Federal Grant for Rural Nursing Ed in Virginia

The University of Virginia Nursing School has received a $1.2 million grant for the purpose of preparing local and commuter graduate students to specialize in rural health care. The program will use both classroom teaching and online courses open to both full-time and part-time students of the University's Graduate Nursing program.
Catherine Kane, the… | Read More

Cornell Adds HR Certification to its Online Extension

Human resources professionals can now earn nine graduate credits from the Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School at Cornell University in fewer than nine months with ILR's new online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. This concept is a valuable opportunity for people who find themselves in handling HR responsibilities for their employer without… | Read More

Heald College Sold to Neighboring Corinthian College

Corinthian College, a five campus operation in California, has acquired its venerable West Coast neighbor Heald College. While Corinthian's academic offerings are limited at this point to diplomas in vocational training, Heald has an interesting history and an impressive lineup of accredited associate degrees.
Founded in 1863, Heald was for generations a secretarial school,… | Read More

Northeastern University adds to Online Music Ed Program

Northeastern University is moving from the experimental to the essential in its use of distance learning for music students. The school has announced an agreement with Noteflight, a music software and education firm also located in Boston, to expand their online course opportunities in music.
Music Department Chairman Anthony DeRitis said, "The Northeastern University… | Read More

Princeton Review Acquires Penn Foster Education Group

The Princeton Review specializes in education preparation, best known for its courses and study guides covering the APs, SAT, GRE, and everything in between. Penn Foster Education Group, Inc., specializes in education itself, one of the United States' oldest correspondence schools best known today for its online college and high school programs. Now, these two… | Read More

Ohio State Opens an Online Extension

t's not particularly well known since Ohio State is across town, but the other campus in Columbus, Ohio is Columbus State Community College, an institution with over 23,000 students. As the result of a partnership forged last year and taking root this year, CCC students can earn an Ohio State bachelor's degree without ever… | Read More

Utica College Hosts Cyber-Crime Conference

On October 1st, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the authorization for the agency to hire up to 1,000 new information security workers during the next three years to analyze risks to computer networks, determine how to respond to cyber attacks, detect security holes in systems, investigate attacks, and manage network and system… | Read More

Online Growth and Online Teaching Degrees at University of Georgia

The Atlanta Business Journal weighs in this week with a report on what's new at the University of Georgia. Acting on the reality that most undergraduates take over five years to complete a bachelor's program, the Board of Regents for the state schools changed the core curriculum to allow for a more rapid pace… | Read More

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