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  1. Adm. William H. McRaven is seen delivering the commencement address in May at The University of Texas at Austin. The Associated Press

    SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System

    University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  2. Spc. Bradley Darnell, an Army food service specialist, shaved a semester off his associate degree from Central Texas College with credit for his military training. Lance Rosenfield

    Top TA & GI Bill schools: Most popular colleges cater to troops by taking classes to them

    Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  3. Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans

    A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  4. Online university to give discount to community college grads

    Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  5. Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  6. An Everest Institute location in an office building in Silver Spring, Md., is one of a dozen campuses that for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. is closing. Jose Luis Magana/ / The Associated Press

    Corinthian tells students they'll be able to finish degrees

    A for-profit education company is trying to reassure nervous students that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses are being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  7. Indiana University aims to help students graduate on time

    Indiana University has started a new office aimed at helping more students graduate on time at all the school's campuses across the state.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  8. Georgia college offers online business degree

    The University of Georgia's business school has launched an online business degree program.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  9. The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports student's scores. The ACT said that on June 14, just under 600,000 students were scheduled to take the exam  a record high. Seth Perlman/The Associated Press

    ACT to 'polish' how scores reported for admissions exam

    The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students' scores.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  10. UCLA officials propose diversity class requirement

    University of California, Los Angeles officials are proposing that most undergraduate students be required to take a class in racial cultural, gender or religious diversity in order to graduate.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  11. Project will try to evaluate what college students learn

    Nine states will participate in a project to determine how well college students are reaching certain educational goals, according to an announcement by the two groups leading the program.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  12. A person with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn about $1.2 million more, from ages 22 to 64, than someone with just a high school diploma, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    College degree still has more earning power, study says

    Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  13. Corinthian Colleges, U.S. in tentative agreement

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Education Department have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
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    Community colleges to offer quick business degree

    College students typically complete a specific number of credits in a certain amount of time to earn a degree whether it's an associate or a doctorate.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  15. Ohio law seeks to help vets get education, jobs

    The governor has signed a bill aimed at improving military veterans' and service members' access to higher education and jobs. It's also intended to help prevent military identity fraud and theft.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  16. Syracuse launches vet student study

    Syracuse University's veterans research arm has launched a new study to learn more about the experiences of vets in higher education, and the group is calling for student vets across the country to participate.

    • May. 28, 2014
  17. Fayetteville State graduates Kathleen Collins, left, and her daughter Toni Collins-Newcombe, center, are photographed in Hope Mills, N.C., with Toni's daughter Nmyia Collins, who is due to graduate in June from Massey Hill Classical School in Fayetteville, N.C. The three women from three generations, are graduating from two schools, all with honors. Johnny Horne/The Fayetteville Observer via AP

    3 generations including an Army vet graduate with honors

    It would have been special if the Collins family had just one graduate to celebrate this spring.

    • May. 27, 2014
  18. Federal action expected to boost solar education

    Hundreds of students intent on finding work in the solar energy industry have graduated from four-month and two-year programs at Red Rocks Community College since 2008.

    • May. 27, 2014
  19. Students in professor Brad Hokanson's Creative Problem Solving class plan how they'll make Rube Goldberg machines April 24 at the University of Minnesota. This class is also offered as a seven-week Massive Open Online Course, which includes video lectures and assignments. The exercises are designed to encourage students to get out of their comfort zones and try new things. Jennifer Simonson/Minnesota Public Radio via AP

    Colleges feel their way with open online courses

    It has been a reality check for Massive Open Online Courses.

    • May. 13, 2014
  20. Georgia online tuition decreasing for 1st time

    Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia.

    • May. 12, 2014
  21. Army veteran Tim Koester poses outside the office building where he works for an investment firm in Cincinnati. Koester had to switch universities in Ohio to get college credit for his military experience, costing him time and money. A Al Behrman/AP

    Ohio bill would give vets college credit for experience

    Army veteran Tim Koester hopes proposed state legislation making it easier for veterans to get college credit for their military experience will help others avoid the problems he encountered.

    • May. 5, 2014
  22. Army reacts after winning the 2014 Cyber Defense Exercise. U.S. Military Academy Twitter photo

    West Point continues domination in cyber event

    Punctured firewalls. Denial-of-service attacks. Rampant viruses. Insecure laptops linked to a secured network by general officers with more stars than cyber-sense.

    • May. 2, 2014
  23. Shipbuilder, university begin degree program for apprentices

    Virginia's largest industrial employer has signed an agreement with Old Dominion University to allow some of its apprentices to earn a bachelor's degree while they complete their apprenticeship program.

    • Apr. 30, 2014
  24. Officials at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania say they are trying to do a better job helping veterans transition from military life to campus life. Jaime North/Bloomsburg University

    Pa. university reaches out to veterans

    Brian Bengier spent 10 months in Afghanistan in 2008, serving in the National Guard as an infantry soldier until an improvised explosive device exploded 15 feet from the truck he was in, riddling his body with injuries.

    • Apr. 25, 2014
  25. Get paid to graduate from Baltimore school

    There's nothing like free money to motivate you to hit the books at least, that's what the University of Baltimore hopes.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
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