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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed 1/18/2018


  • Stackable Credentials May Not Boost Earnings

    A new report from the Community College Research Center has suggested that while a college degree or a certificate has an impact on earnings, the impact of stackable credentials is still iffy.

  • Purdue Names New Online University

    Purdue's New U, the online institution formed from the university's acquisition of Kaplan University, is now going to be called "Purdue University Global."

  • 3D Printing to Grow by Double Digits Through 2021

    The United States will lead spending as it accounts for about a third, $4.1 billion, of the total this year. Western Europe will follow with about $3.5 billion, and China will take the third spot as it spends $1.5 billion.

  • Engineering Transition Program Shrinks Cost of Degree

    A Texas community college is working with a four-year institution to help students ease the cost of earning their engineering degrees. Houston Community College engineering students can begin their four-year programs through its Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy, which allows them to be co-enrolled in HCC and Texas A&M University. The savings runs to the "tens of thousands of dollars," according to John Vasselli, HCC dean of engineering.


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