“Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told a gathering of finance executives that more students should have access to career pathways other than a bachelor’s degree and that more companies should be willing to hire people with alternative credentials.”
“The share of public colleges considered affordable decreased between the 2012-13 and 2016-17 academic years, according to a new report from the National College Access Network (NCAN). NCAN defines an affordable college as one with a total cost of attendance not exceeding the combination of: its average grant and federal loan awards; average expected family contribution for Pell Grant recipients; average Federal-Work Study award; and summer wages, plus $300.”
“Prospective students interested in nondegree credentials can look to a new online directory of more than 200 companies and other organizations providing apprenticeships, boot camps, short-term online courses and other credentials.”
We talk to Dr. Jerry Israel former President of the University of Indianapolis and author of 75 Biggest Myths About College Admissions who sets the record straight about higher education. Highly relevant given recent admissions scandals and debate around college drop-out rates and value for money. #education #highereducation #college
Delighted to be working with Ryan Craig and Cassidy Leventhal of University Ventures on our AlternativestoCollege.com the NEW online directory of faster + cheaper alternatives to college, based on Ryan’s book. We discuss the desperate need for this website, problems in higher education and hopes for the future.
Alternatives to College, a Directory of Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College From Ryan Craig’s New Book, A New U, is Now Live on the Web at www.AlternativesToCollege.com WhatsBestforMe, Inc. Partners with Ryan Craig and Cassidy Leventhal of University Ventures to Create Online Version of Alternatives to College Directory May 14, 2019, Boca … Read more
In the words of Johnny Cash…“I hear the train a comin’” Or, in the words of The Beatles…“I read the news today, oh boy …” Only, it’s not me, it’s finally America’s Higher Education Industrial Complex. A newsletter crossed my inbox today. It looked the same as every other day. But it … Read more