A federal judge has blocked a mandatory drug testing program for students at a Missouri technical college after the American Civil Liberties Union went to court challenging the tests’ constitutionality.
A Mississippi community college is offering a new associate degree program that it says will enable veteran and active-duty members of the armed services to combine their military training with academic credits.
The federal government and several states are accusing a private western Pennsylvania for-profit college of illegally paying recruiters to enroll students, but Pennsylvania officials say the commonwealth may be unable to join the lawsuit.
The new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has been on the job just a few weeks, but already has covered thousands of miles to learn more about the system’s 31 colleges and universities.
Virginia undergraduates will pay an average of 7.9 percent more this year in tuition and mandatory fees to attend state public colleges, according to a report released by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
In the year since Jim Klauber took over as president of Owensboro Community & Technical College, the school has added a student recruiter and a magazine to inform potential students about its offerings.
When Donald and Stacey Lee quit school last year, they had racked up about $70,000 in federally insured student loans while attending private, for-profit Daymar College’s campus in Paducah, where they live.
Opponents of a recently approved measure that would allow certain illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges have collected enough signatures to put the matter before state voters in November 2012, officials said.
Despite dwindling state funding, faculty at Indiana’s seven public colleges and universities are getting pay raises this year, with Indiana University leading the way with a 5.5 percent salary hike for some of its professors.
The longtime chancellor of Connecticut’s community colleges explained his sudden plans to step down, saying he decided to retire earlier than expected after the General Assembly approved a plan to change how much of the state’s higher education system is governed.