September 24, 2021

Student Demand for Higher Education Slipped 11% Year-over-Year in October.

Student Demand for Higher Education

Trump Wins! How does that affect your school?




Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Whats the impact on your business?

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For much of the race, Mr. Trump offered few clues about his specific plans for higher education, other than he shocked them all.




Overall Student Demand for Higher Education has Dipped an Average of 8% Year-Over-Year in 2016.


Demand Stabilizes: For the First Time in 2016, Demand for Higher Education is Flat Year-Over-Year.


Overall Student Demand for Higher Education Continues to Slip in 2016.

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Udemy has raised a new round of funding, to the tune of $60 million


Udemy received a $60 million investment from the South African media company.

Online education startup Udemy has raised a new round of funding, to the tune of $60 million, from South African media company Naspers. Larry Illg, CEO of Naspers Ventures, is joining Udemy’s Board of Directors.

Founded in 2010, Udemy is a marketplace for online courses that brings together people with expertise in one or more areas, and people who want to learn about a new topic or develop a new skill. Udemy provides tools and a market for the experts to make and sell their courses, and takes a cut of their sales.

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Compliance Alert: Expand, Gigats, Softrock & ALL vendors using their data!


PLAINTIFF 4. The FTC is an independent agency of the United States Government created by statute. 15 U.S.C. §§ 41-58. The FTC enforces Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a), which prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce. 5. The FTC is authorized to initiate federal district court proceedings, by its own attorneys, to enjoin violations of the FTC Act and to secure such equitable relief as may be appropriate in each case, including rescission or reformation of contracts, restitution, and the disgorgement ofill-gotten monies. 15 U.S.C. §§ 53(b) and 56(a)(2)(A).


DEFENDANTS 6. Defendant Expand, Inc. (“Expand”), also doing business as Gigats, also doing business as Education Match, also doing business as SoftRock, Inc., is an Illinois corporation with its principal place of business in Orlando, FL. Expand transacts or has transacted business in this district and throughout the United States. 7. Defendant Ayman A. Difrawi, also known as Alec Difrawi, also known as Ayman El-Difrawi, is the founder, self-described ·’quarterback,” chief executive officer, and a director of Expand. At all times material to this Complaint, acting alone or in concert with others, he has formulated, directed, controlled, had the authority to control, or participated in the acts and practices of Expand, including the acts and practices set forth in this Complaint. Defendant Difrawi resides in this district and, in connection with the matters alleged herein, transacts or has transacted business in this district and throughout the United States.


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Are Community Colleges good stepping stones? Not for most!

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If you could pick up a college degree for about half the sticker price, you would, right?

If so, you’ve got company. More than 80 percent of community college students say when they start there they expect to continue on and eventually earn a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.

Yet most students fail in that goal, according to a recently published study by the Center for Community College Research at Columbia University’s Teachers College. One-third of the roughly 720,000 students who enrolled in community colleges in 2007 for the first time and were seeking degrees actually transferred to a four-year school, and only 42 percent earned a bachelor’s degree within six years — far below the 60 percent completion rate for students who started at four-year colleges and universities.

Among first-time, degree-seeking community college students overall, only 14 percent managed to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years, the study found.

“Too many students are failed by the current system of transfer between community colleges and universities,” said Davis Jenkins, senior research associate at the center, when announcing the release of the study.

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Federal judge rules Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lacks the authority to investigate for-profit-college accreditors.


A federal judge on Thursday struck a blow to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent foray into college accreditation, ruling that the bureau lacks the authority to investigate how accreditors approve for-profit colleges.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon rejected the CFPB’sattempt to force an embattled national accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, to turn over information about how it decided to approve several controversial for-profit college chains.

“Although it is understandable that new agencies like the CFPB will struggle to establish the exact parameters of their authority, they must be especially prudent before choosing to plow headlong into fields not clearly ceded to them by Congress,” wrote Leon, who was nominated by President George W. Bush. “Thus, having concluded that the CFPB lacks authority to investigate the process for accrediting for-profit schools, I am compelled to deny its petition to enforce civil investigative demand.”

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ECPI University Acquires College of Nursing in Orlando – Offers a 1 year Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing


ECPI University is proud to announce its acquisition of Remington College of Nursing, located just outside Orlando’s city center in Lake Mary, Florida. With it, ECPI University is now able to offer an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) which allows students to graduate in just one year.

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ECPI University is proud to announce its acquisition of Remington College of Nursing, located just outside Orlando’s city center in Lake Mary, Florida. With it, ECPI University is now able to offer anAccelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) which allows students to graduate in just one year.

“This is one of the very few programs in the country that allow recent college graduates to prepare for a nursing career in such a short time,” says Orlando Campus President Mike Fontaine. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for someone to enter the nursing profession without disrupting their lives and having to attend college for several years.”

To enroll in this program, prospective students need to have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Any major is accepted – business, history, one of the sciences, etc. In certain cases, some prerequisite class may be required prior to enrollment.

“We believe this program is going to be a great benefit to the healthcare profession as a whole,” says Fontaine. “Baby boomers are aging and demand for healthcare is on the rise. With greater strains on the healthcare system, doctors are looking to nurses to perform higher-level responsibilities. In turn, those nurses must first acquire higher-level skills.”

This trend in evidenced by a campaign underway by the American Nurses Association which has set a goal that 80 percent of all nurses hold a BSN by 2020. Nationally, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ECPI University’s College of Nursing is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic. The Orlando campus will mirror ECPI University’s tradition of academic excellence and history of valued partnerships with leading healthcare providers. Faculty and staff at the University look forward to working with the campus’ impressive list of clinical partners which include:

  • Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
  • Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies
  • South Seminole Hospital
  • Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
  • UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health
  • Health Central Hospital
  • Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando
  • Central Florida Regional Hospital
  • Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
  • Bert Fish Medical Center
  • Central Florida Behavioral Hospital
  • Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
  • Florida Department of Health in Lake County

For more information about this program, please contact ECPI University Orlando Campus President Mike Fontaine at 407.562.9100 or MFontaine(at)ecpi(dot)edu. For media inquiries, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt(at)ecpi(dot)edu.

About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services are provided. Continuing education certification classes and testing are also available.

Throughout all campuses and online, its fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Imaging Equipment Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit