* Under pressure, groups that assess colleges promise to take a closer look at graduation rates. The Hechinger Report takes a look at the issue: http://bit.ly/2coJrNe

* New York Times Editorial: State University of New York did the right thing last week when they voted to remove the felony question from admissions applications: http://nyti.ms/2cQCbbQ

* DeVry adopts reform favored by for-profit critics. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2djozad

* The U.S. Department of Education has created a website for students stranded by college closures. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cHn4Rr

* The typical undergraduate takes more than 5 years to graduate. The Chronicle of Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cmafJb

* The Chronicle of Higher Ed takes a look at how the ever-escalating competition for applicants, revenue, and prestige affects the people who deliver your students: http://bit.ly/2cm9fVm

* The U.S. department of Education has released a Fact Sheet titled, “A College Degree: Surest Pathway to Expanded Opportunity, Success for American Students”: http://bit.ly/2d0dA6V

* The Department of Education has updated the College Scorecard. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators reports: http://bit.ly/2coJEA0

* Can $10 million build the ideal high school? The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2cLQkpT

MEMBER NEWS

* The University at Buffalo running back Jordan Johnson credits his mom, Tameka Crout, for his determination on and off of the field. As single parent, Tameka raised four children, earned her GED and went back to college – receiving her first degree from Bryant & Stratton College. She ultimately earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees while taking on-line classes over an eight-year span. The Buffalo News reports: http://bit.ly/2cRpOuO

Monroe College’s Clem LaPietra is a Superhero! Student Connections reports:  http://bit.ly/2cCXzOU

Berkeley College blends Dover history into 85th Anniversary, The Daily Record reports: http://dailyre.co/2cQIcFP

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at the Albany Renaissance Hotel from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm for the APC Fall Membership Meeting. Contact Donna Gurnett @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

* Last night, Frontline aired a segment titled, “At For-Profit Colleges, Large Loans and Broken Promises.” Much of the broadcast focused on an Everest College nursing program and the costs associated with attending the for-profit:http://to.pbs.org/2brSWYJ

* The Hillary Clinton campaign unveiled an online college cost calculator showing future students and current borrowers how much they would save under her proposals. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cNcjvo

* After ITT’s demise, more trouble is likely for for-profit colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/2cEsJbY

* Soaring student debt prompts calls for measures to reduce the loan burden. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2ckXMpP

* The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Bridgepoint Education Inc., owner of the for-profit Ashford University, to forgive $23.5 million in student debt. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2caqXjq

* The Atlantic asks a panel of economists how can today’s college students future-proof their careers? http://theatln.tc/2cmIHpM

* Report finds academic leaders say all the other colleges and universities out there are responsible for why higher education is delivering less value than it did 10 years ago.  Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cytK5y

* The Wall Street Journal takes a look at if it pays to start at a community college: http://on.wsj.com/2cH4iYx

* What’s next for ITT Tech’s students and their half a billion in debt? Bloomberg writes: http://bloom.bg/2cVdJZ4

* The Washington Post poses the question, “Is the federal government trying to take down the for-profit college industry?” http://wapo.st/2cJzHhI

* Contributor for the American Enterprise Institute, Andrew Kelly, writes that existing federal policies designed to hold institutions accountable fall short of ensuring that taxpayer dollars are well spent. Another idea, which is gaining traction, would be to institute a risk retention policy: http://bit.ly/2cmoGTC

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Berkeley College names new business school dean. NJBIZ Daily News reports: http://bit.ly/2cVzzMg

Bryant & Stratton College is on solid ground and not in danger of suffering the same fate as ITT Technology Institute. Buffalo Business First reports: http://bit.ly/2cVlKND

* Kelly Walsh, CIO at The College of Westchester provides insight on how students in the college’s computer networking specialist program use virtual laboratory software to practice configuring and connecting network components. EdTech reports: http://bit.ly/2cvtfHG

* 21-year-old Erica Pizza, a 2016 LIM College graduate opens a boutique on Staten Island The Staten Island Advance reports: http://bit.ly/2cVklXq

LIM College Dean of Graduate Studies, Jacqueline Jenkins, discusses how technology has influenced what is considered a “luxury” at a branding conference, titled “In Pursuit of Luxury.” The conference was held at LIM College. Quartz reports: http://bit.ly/2cFFNzs

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* In a piece published today titled, “The Clinton For-Profit College Standard,” the Wall Street Journal opined that ITT’s biggest mistake was not putting Bill Clinton on the payroll: http://on.wsj.com/2czSwm6 (subscription required)

* Campuses cautiously train freshmen against subtle insults or microaggressions. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2c7OYmJ

* Experts, Barmak Nassirian and Paul LeBlanc, discuss a federal experiment that opens up student aid to eight noncollege job training programs. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/2c8pGHA

* All ITT campuses will close. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2c1PnJ4

* A new survey finds declining enrollments in history, one of the central humanities disciplines. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cqbRCL

* The changing of the higher education landscape and the growth of for-profit enrollment. Liberty Street Economics reports: http://nyfed.org/2cyqmbj

* Inside Bill Clinton’s nearly $18 million job as ‘honorary chancellor’ of a for-profit college. The Washington Post writes: http://wapo.st/2cuKCre

* Hillary Clinton’s ‘free’ plan would swell college enrollments, writes Insider Higher Ed’s Doug Lederman: http://bit.ly/2chEfd9

* What key amenity is missing from most college campuses? Hint: it’s not a gym or food court. Market Watch reports: http://on.mktw.net/2c78ZMu

* The Center for American Progress writes that annual paperwork should not stand in the way of affordable student-loan payments: http://ampr.gs/2cqVLxk

* The real reasons why low-income students do not apply to elite universities. The Huffington Post writes: http://huff.to/2bVJrjF

MEMBER NEWS

* Using typography as a medium, students at New York’s School of Visual Arts (SVA) line Madison Avenue with typography-inspired fashions for New York Fashion Week Sept. 8-18. Luxury Daily reports:  http://bit.ly/2cqk1LG

* PBS NewsHour interviews SVA Animation Department alum Rebecca Sugar: http://to.pbs.org/2crfpZ0

* Three LIM College students were recently awarded scholarships from international honor society, Delta Mu Delta. The society recognizes students enrolled in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for high academic achievement: http://bit.ly/2ceakE0

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* Graduate students clear hurdle in effort to form union. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2bNfJxq

* According to the U.S. Department of Education, 432,000 borrowers have submitted employment forms demonstrating they would qualify for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program beginning in October 2017. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2bxVhAo

* Schreiner University chooses an alternative way of building an online nursing program. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/2bKUnRv

* In an LA Times editorial, Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and president emeritus of Michigan State University, writes to measure success in higher ed, one must consider how many students graduate, not how many attend the institution. http://lat.ms/2bcku7b

* Graduates of the most selective institutions earn more, sort of. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2bOl5M4

* LI Community Colleges face a tough mandate. Newsday’s Candice Ferrette: “Too many students in remedial classes, chronically low graduation rates, stagnant enrollment, fewer public dollars, rising tuition.” http://nwsdy.li/2baipal

* Are zombie courses creating mindless, debt-ridden students in higher education? Deseret News Utah reports: http://bit.ly/2c40IMu

* Conquering the freshman fear. A New York Times editorial by David L. Kirp, a professor at the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, a senior fellow at the Learning Policy Institute and a New York Times contributing opinion writer: http://nyti.ms/2bT23Eu

* How do you get students to finish college? Offer them a free year! NBC News reports: http://nbcnews.to/2bzlUVH

* Top U.S. higher-education official says innovation will best serve the ‘new normal’ students. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/2bT2kY7

* In a Washington Post opinion piece, Vivé Griffith director of Foundation Communities’ Free Minds program in Austin writes how colleges and the government deny poor students a second chance. http://wapo.st/2bKUH2F

* New research from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study finds that a surprisingly large number of students miss out on financial assistance simply because they don’t apply. Good Call – Education News reports: http://bit.ly/2bNco2B

* In an editorial published in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher writes, “[The] reality is that college can never actually be free. Someone has to pay for our institutions to operate, to educate, to innovate, and to grow. However, public colleges and universities could make attendance tuition free for students from low- and middle-income families, or roughly 80 percent of the population, if the federal government were to make the necessary investment in higher education that a policy of this magnitude would require.” http://bit.ly/2bo2frZ

MEMBER NEWS

* Two LIM College fashion experts share their professional opinions in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an article titled, “Life with Gracie: Who said you couldn’t wear your politics.”

http://bit.ly/2bhZpmU

SVA’s David Levi Strauss writes about Trump’s latest staffing shake-up for The Huffington Post. http://huff.to/2bOZstg

The College of Westchester recently announced approval from the New York State Board of Regents to deliver a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Digital Media and Marketing. http://bit.ly/2bn1MqL

ASSOCIATION NEWS

* The Association of Proprietary Colleges is pleased to share with you the latest edition of the APC Bulletin, a digital newsletter providing the higher education community with an update to the activities, achievements and developments at APC member colleges across New York.

This edition Providing Graduates with a Solid Foundation to Achieve Career Success (The Commencement Edition)highlights how APC member colleges are making a difference for New York’s students by increasing on-time graduation rates and helping graduates find jobs in their field of study. http://bit.ly/1sCLlK2

If you have a Bulletin idea or submission, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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* NPR reports on what it’s like to be a college-bound student and worried about your immigration status: http://n.pr/2augXAM

* A College of Charleston professor says he’s been forced out of a job for refusing to list learning outcomes to please an accreditor. So he’s suing. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2aDO9S7

* Only a few colleges – mindful that wealthy students can afford to take the SAT or ACT many times – require that all scores be submitted. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/2auf1bs

* How much does living off-campus cost? The New York Times takes a look at how and why off-campus housing costs vary between institutions: http://nyti.ms/2bhg3Vi

* A bipartisan consensus appears to be forming behind measures to hold colleges and universities more accountable for student financial outcomes like loan repayments. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2bcyyuR

* According to a new survey, nine out of 10 college graduates think that earning a college degree was worthwhile. US World News & Report writes: http://bit.ly/2b1tk5n

* Can architecture spur creativity? Universities are investing in big, high-tech buildings in the hope of evoking big, high-tech thinking. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2aTy8Li

* The “$500 million club” of colleges tends to be stingy with aid to low-income students. The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2aDcyY6

* Strapped for students, nonprofit colleges use for-profit recruiting tactics. PBS reports: http://to.pbs.org/2aPXOIY

MEMBER NEWS

 * Find out more about in-demand careers in Rochester at Bryant & Stratton College’s Hot Careers, Lunch & Learn Event. Warm 101.3 has the details: http://bit.ly/2aXDHHA

The College of Westchester recently hosted an Allied Health Career Café where students had the opportunity to network with employers to discuss careers, including internships and full-time positions, as well as mentoring opportunities. http://bit.ly/2aIFpcO

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