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Beginning September 2, Career College Central's Daily News Email is moving to a weekly delivery format.

Established in 2006 to provide career college owners, operators, managers and friends of the sector, the CCC daily newsfeed has established itself as a trusted source of accurate and reliable information about the career college sector of higher education.

On Wednesday mornings beginning September 2, 2015, you will still receive your free subscription email that allows...

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If there is one thing most Americans have been able to agree on over the years, it is that getting an education, particularly a college education, is a key to human betterment and prosperity. The consensus dates back at least to 1636, when the legislature of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard College as America’s first institution of higher learning. It extended through the establishment of “land-grant colleges” during and after the Civil War, the passage of...

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Without question, the very large majority of academic institutions, students, and professors are honest and focused on education and research in difficult times. But one might be tempted to think that higher education is rife with corruption of all kinds. Only recently, the following incidents were reported—South Africa shut down 42 bogus colleges and universities; 210 degree mills were exposed in China; the respected American journal Science withdrew a widely circulated article that...

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Roger Dalton, vice president of government affairs for American National University in Roanoke, elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. (The Roanoke Times)

Charlie Jewell, named executive director for the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance. He was a project manager for Montgomery County’s economic development office. (The Roanoke Times)

Robert Parker, the L.S. Randolph...

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Politicians and pundits love to talk about the character-building experience of working your way through college. But how realistic is that ideal? As one way of answering that question, here’s a thought experiment: Let’s say you’re planning to attend your state’s best-known public university (at the in-state rate, naturally) and you’re hoping a minimum-wage job will cover the cost. How long would you have to work at that job to recoup a year’s worth of...