APSCU To Appeal District Court Ruling on GE Regulation

Following a District Court’s ruling that upholds the Department of Education’s Gainful Employment regulation, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) recently announced it would be appealing the verdict. Understandably, we wish them great success in their continued fight on behalf of the millions of students whose academic and professional livelihoods will be harmfully impacted over the next decade as a result of the Rule. “We believe this regulation is arbitrary and capricious and in violation of federal law,” said APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson in a statement. He continued: …Read more …

The College of Westchester: Ahead of the Curve on Completion

The issue of college graduation rates has attracted significant media and political focus in recent years, as higher education institutions and legislators scramble to determine who should be charged with ensuring that students make it to the graduation podium. These efforts come as little surprise, considering the projection that 60 percent of jobs will require some form of postsecondary degree by the year 2018. Interestingly, however, completion rates are not considered a marker of programmatic quality in the Obama administration’s “gainful employment” rule and — since its metrics focus solely on graduates’ earnings…Read more …