The US Department of Education has broadened the types of civil-rights investigations for which it publicly shares information on its website, but is sharing fewer details about the cases, according to a new analysis. In particular, the analysis says the department is no longer releasing key information on its website about resolved Title IX sexual-violence investigations and enforcement activities.
The most affordable online MBA program in the US is offered by Mississippi State University at $13,680, while the most expensive program is at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, which costs $128,000, according to this analysis. The average tuition of an online MBA among 41 schools included in the analysis was $52,264, the data show.
Internships are a good way for MBA students to show off their leadership and project-management skills, writes Kimberly Whitler, assistant professor at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. In this commentary, she offers seven strategies to make internships successful.
Graduate students can differentiate their curriculum vitae by including what CareerTrax founder David Jensen calls "add-ons," such as a certificate or a group or association affiliation. Such extras can highlight unique skills other candidates may lack, Jensen writes in this commentary.
A new study across eight countries found that nearly one-third of college freshmen have contemplated suicide. Those at higher risk, according to researchers, include students with a non-heterosexual identity, women and students whose parents are unmarried.
A plan reportedly under consideration by the Trump administration to limit visas for Chinese citizens would be "devastating" for higher education, said Esther Brimmer, executive director and CEO of NAFSA: Association for International Educators. Data show that in fall 2017, students from China made up 38% of new international students at the master's level and 33% of doctoral students.
A new report from Sightlines shows that building space on college and university campuses grew by 10% from 2007 to 2016, compared with an 8% growth in enrollment during that time. The report's authors offer four recommendations to maximize current space, and their analysis considers how some colleges are working to make the best use of space.
Florida's new budget includes $151 million for state colleges and universities to share next year to hire new faculty and boost the quality of graduate and professional schools. Another bill, signed by Gov. Rick Scott, makes the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program and the State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program a permanent part of the funding formula for the state's 12 higher-education institutions.
Registration is open for the premier event that convenes more than 600 professionals in admissions, marketing, and program management from graduate business programs around the world. The GMAC Annual Conference 2018 will be held June 27-29 in Boston. Register now!
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