Unizin, Kaplan, and Starbucks: The week's most-read education news
This week, Kaplan agreed to be more transparent about accreditation, costs, financial aid, and employment services to prospective students. Meanwhile, Starbucks announced an Arizona State University tuition partnership for online degrees, a new report showed online learning numbers at an all-time high, and Hampshire College announced that it would no longer accept ACT or SAT scores with admissions.
Be sure to check out our feature on the new Unizin university consortium and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Will Unizin be a game changer for higher ed?: The coalition of universities could shake up online learning, textbook publishing, learning software, and other intellectual property created and used by higher ed institutions.
- Kaplan agrees to clearly disclose info to prospective students: Kaplan's agreement with Florida Attorney General's office promises more transparency with prospective students regarding financial aid, accreditation, and other issues.
- Highly praised Starbucks program requires large upfront tuition payments first: The fine details of the online degree partnership with Arizona State University aren't sitting well with some.
- Report: Online learning numbers at all-time high: A new report about online learning by high school and college students says that online learning can be better understood by dividing online learners into five types.
- Hampshire College rejects SAT, ACT scores: The school is the first competitive four-year college in the nation that will not accept scores from either test on applications for admission and financial aid.
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