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Controversial Accrediting Body Dangerously Close to Losing Federal Recognition

The Education Department has recommended withdrawing recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, as officials say the largest for-profit college accrediting agency has exhibited an “unprecedented level of noncompliance” in the past and present.  The potential termination comes on the heels of a damning Education Department report noting that ACICS […]

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Pinpoint Communications by Integrating IPEDS Data with the Higher Education Directory

As higher education continues to value the importance of using technology to optimize leadership, student completion, and other key resources—the benefit of translating raw data into usable information has increased substantially. You may be familiar with the IPEDS survey, but are you aware of just how much information IPEDS collects and makes publicly available? Every […]

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2019 Higher Education Data Set Released

Higher Education Publications, Inc. announces the launch of its completed 2019 higher education data set. This year’s update will mark 36 years that HEP Inc. has been the leader collecting, verifying and presenting the highest quality higher education information in the form of online and print directories. Why use Higher Education Publications, Inc. ? We […]

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Order the brand new 2019 Edition of the Higher Education Directory at a discounted price today!

The brand-new 2019 edition of the Higher Education Directory will be shipping in a few months. Now is the best time to order and take advantage of our pre-publication discount price of $75.   The new edition features over 30,000 updates to last years data—making it the most accurate, all-in-one listing of college administrators in higher education. […]

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Trump Administration Proposes Merging U.S. Department of Education and Labor

The Trump Administration is proposing a merger of Education Department and Department of Labor. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday night (6/20) that the proposed merger comes “after a monthlong review of cabinet agencies with an eye toward shrinking the federal government.” The change to cabinet level departments would require approval from congress, which is […]

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Earth Day 2018

In celebration of Earth Day, Higher Education Publications, Inc. is offering a 15% discount on all purchases of HigherEd Direct for the week of April 22nd-April 28th. Simply type the word: Earth in our coupon code section. Click here to take advantage!

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Net Neutrality Reversal Costly for Higher Ed

On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on its proposition to repeal current net neutrality rules in place. The basic principle of net neutrality prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating (slowing/blocking) against internet access, websites, or applications based on content or services. On college and university campuses, the impending proposal has […]

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Rural Students Underrepresented in Higher Education

According to recent research from the United States Department of Agriculture and National Student Clearinghouse, students in rural areas are less likely than their urban peers to attend higher education institutions—despite testing higher and graduating from high school at higher rates. High school Graduation Rates: Suburban/Town students: 79% Urban Students 69% Rural Students 80% College […]

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Mobile Apps and Higher Education

With 90 percent of college students owning a smartphone (46 percent own a tablet), colleges and universities are no longer debating whether to develop their own mobile platforms. Instead, they are creating new apps for students who are consistently using their smartphones more and more. Recruitment-focused apps tend to provide prospectus-type information, while apps leaning […]

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Supporters and Critics Speak Out on Purdue-Kaplan Merger

Purdue University recently announced its intention to acquire the for-profit Kaplan University system. If approved, the move would set a major precedent in the integration of for-profits with traditional colleges and universities.  Purdue President and former Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels said, “A public university coming together with an established online university I think is […]

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New Student Debt for Mortgage Swap Program

Last week Fannie Mae announced an expansion of its student loan refinance program and shed light on new policies designed to help borrowers with student debt become qualified for mortgage loans.  “We understand the significant role that a monthly student loan payment plays in a potential home buyer’s consideration to take on a mortgage, and […]