January 22, 2018

Downturn in foreign student enrollment, causes pain at US Colleges and Universities

Just as many universities believed that the financial wreckage left by the 2008 recession was behind them, campuses across the country have been forced to make new rounds of cuts, this time brought on, in large part, by a loss of international students. Schools in the Midwest have been particularly hard hit — many of […]

Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies Conference Discount

MarketDrivenEDU,  is very pleased to be a partner of The Capital Roundtable for its full-day annual winter conference on “Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies.” Coming up on Thursday, January 25, in New York City, the theme of this conference is Scouring the Education Industry for Niches Underserved by Investors.  I’m reaching out to you, […]

Possible changes to gainful employment signaled by the DOE

Recent discussions from the department of education indicate changes may be in the works.   Session 1: December 4-7, 2017   Issue Paper #1   Issue:                          Scope and Purpose Statutory cites:           20 U.S.C. § 1221e-3; 20 U.S.C. § 3474; 20 U.S.C. § 1231a; 20 U.S.C. §§ 1001(b)(1), 1002(b)(1)(A)(i), (c)(1)(A); 20 U.S.C. § 1088(b)  Regulatory cites:       34 CFR […]

Capella & Strayer tie the Knot!

Strayer Education Inc. and Capella Education Co. announced Monday they are merging, in a $2 billion deal that will make the combined company one of the largest for-profit college operators in the country. Shareholders in Herndon, Va.-based Strayer will own 52 percent of the combined company’s stock, while Capella investors will hold the rest. Both boards have voted […]

DOE Will Allow Two Large For-Profit Colleges To Become Nonprofits

The Education Department has offered its stamp of approval for the controversial sale of two massive for-profit colleges, Kaplan University and the Art Institutes, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News — allowing both schools to convert to nonprofit colleges. Kaplan, which was purchased by Purdue University, will become a public college. The two high-profile […]

Are changes in Title IX coming?

  Wednesday, the U.S. Education Department confirmed that the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, would appear at George Mason University on Thursday to make a “major policy address on Title IX enforcement.” That announcement, previously reported by BuzzFeed News, heightened advocates’ fears that Ms. DeVos was poised to roll back the department’s efforts on mitigating campus sexual assault, […]

Introducing Verity, The CRM specifically built for Schools, Colleges & Universities

Verity IQ 877-788-1541 Request a demo: www.verityiq.com Click here to learn more about Verity in 90 seconds.   Our mission: Help educational institutions increase the outcome of their marketing strategy by delivering solutions focused on lead retention and cost reduction for enrollments and starts through efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency. Verity is enterprise software product engineered […]

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