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By Larry Penley
Controversy surrounding for-profit education continued over the summer, which is why a recent publication of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) was so interesting as a contrast to other news. Entitled, The Labor Market Returns to a For-Profit College Education, this NBER report offered an alternative view of the for-profit higher education sector of the education industry.
During the summer, a report from Senator Harkin and the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education and Pensions generated a good deal of discussion. By contrast, the report from NBER late in… Continue reading
InsideTrack adult student research and services are featured in BMO’s latest education industry report. Here are the key considerations:
- For-profit education growth has slowed, though some rebound is expected. While still small at roughly 10% market share (nearly $129 billion), the for-profit sector has impacted each segment of the education industry—childcare, K-12, postsecondary, and corporate training.
- Economic cycles are important. The acyclical theory of education was proven wrong during and after the 2001 recession.
- The November elections could be a game changer. While the bulk of actual spending is done by parents, students, and corporations, both legislation and
In 2012, higher education institutions will look to improve the learning experience through analytics and personalized learning environments, while reducing costs with digital resources and cloud technologies.
“What’s happening, especially with the prestigious institutions and the large state universities, is that because technology is evolving so much that those institutions are investing an incredible amount of money, despite their own budget cuts, into crafting online learning experiences that are as unique as the on-campus experience so that there is a true distinction and a true value that can warrant the higher tuition dollars and preserve the prestige of the… Continue reading
Despite having its largest year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2011, searches for arts & design programs had their biggest year-over-year decline this past quarter. Searches for education and criminal justice programs also fell, while searches for health care programs remained steady. Of the areas in Google’s report, technology and liberal arts programs saw the biggest increase in searches over this time last year.
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The 2008 reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) included over 25 new information requirements on top of those that had been added since the law was first enacted in 1965. Unfortunately, some of these provisions are not working nearly as well as intended. In early 2011, researchers investigated scores of four-year colleges and universities to gauge their compliance with the information requirements of HEOA. The results were not encouraging. The large majority of colleges are in total noncompliance with some of the most widely cited provisions of HEOA: those meant to focus attention on the struggle of… Continue reading