Students Uncertain About Predictive Technology

As colleges continue to use big data more frequently, the long-term effects are yet to be fully understood. Major institutions and software companies see high tech programs as a means to an end in predicting the foreseeable outcome of students at colleges and universities. Though, this may to some extent be true, a growing number […]

Revenue Sharing Online Education

Does Revenue Sharing Have a Future in Online Education?

In today’s competitive higher education market more schools are turning to online education to provide alternate revenue and growth.  According to a recent poll from the National Center for Education Statistics, 25% of college and university students are taking some form of distance education courses.  Colleges and universities often partner with third party entities, known […]

Big Data and Student Performance

A growing number of colleges and universities are using big data to identify student performance and whether a student is in danger of failing. Known as predictive analytics, colleges are analyzing thousands upon thousands of student’s academic and personal records in an effort to save the average college student from dropping out. With less than […]

The Small College Struggle

  In the wake of the recession, a growing number of small liberal arts colleges are facing major financial challenges.  These small schools share specific traits: high tuition, minimal endowments, and locations in rural or suburban areas.  Today’s students continue to shy away from expensive, liberal arts schools that leave them in debt and are […]

Illinois’ Public Universities Face A Difficult Year Ahead

State budget and enrollment issues are plaguing public universities across Illinois. February will be the twentieth straight month state officials have not agreed on a budget, and the standoff between lawmakers means that Illinois’ 48 community colleges and 12 public universities are not receiving the usual funding needed to run its institutions. Enrollment is also […]