Maps, the Fortune 1000, and Chegg: The week's most read education news
This week, Chegg announced its $30 million acquisition of the InstaEDU tutoring platform, marking an expansion into on-demand tutoring. Meanwhile, eCollegeFinder released a map spotlighting the most expensive higher ed institution in each state and a Research in Higher Education report detailed the not-so-pretty formula for advancing in U.S. News & World Report's rankings. Additionally, a former SUNY president is paying back $99,536 in unauthorized outside income.
Be sure to check out our feature examining ed companies' slide in the Fortune 1000 and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- This map shows each state's most expensive college: The latest map from eCollegeFinder breaks down the most expensive institution in each state by total out-of-state cost.
- Ed companies lose ground in the Fortune 1000: For-profit education companies slid in Fortune's rankings, reflecting deeper problems affecting the sector.
- Chegg to acquire on-demand tutoring platform InstaEDU for $30M: The acquisition bolsters the company's offerings as it continues to work toward "uberizing" education.
- Former SUNY president paying back $100K in unauthorized income: David Smith is paying the university system the money he received from an outside source.
- Report suggests the formula for a top-20 college ranking: University of Rochester researchers say they have figured out what it takes to reach the top of U.S. News & World Report's rankings.
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