Entree to Freshman Year – by Kelly Field

When Arizona State University announced in 2015 that it would offer a freshman year’s worth of credit-bearing “massive open online courses” (MOOCs) for a fraction of the cost of its regular online and in-person classes, the news was met with both excitement and alarm....

Can For-Profit Colleges Rebound? – by Jon Marcus

This year’s meeting of the for-profit higher-education industry’s principal membership association was held at Walt Disney World—which, for the 1,000 people who attended, might have seemed the second most magical place on earth. First place, at the moment,...

Private Colleges in Peril – by Stephen Eide

Sweet Briar announced plans to close in 2015, and although it has since re-launched, its fiscal stability is far from assured. Enrollment is dwindling. Deficits are mounting. And more closures are looming: that’s the prediction of many higher-education experts, who...