For-profit colleges finally become politically toxic

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For years, regulators and the Obama administration have been trying to reign in all of the abuses of for-profit colleges. In a nutshell, these colleges make big promises to students and then encourage them to take out big student loans. The colleges get paid, but then when students can’t get the type of jobs they were promised (or just drop out), they’re stuck with the student debt and there’s zero risk for the colleges. These for-profit colleges have lower graduation rates and much higher student-debt default rates than traditional colleges.

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How Distance Learning is Paving the Way for the Future

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Historical Significance of Online Programs
The option of attending college via online resources provides many students with alternative and convenient ways to achieve their educational goals. In 1892, the University of Chicago offered the first distance learning program, which enabled the school to provide course materials to students who could not attend campus classes. Overtime, more institutions began to integrate programs that allowed students to choose online courses to complete the requirements for certain degrees. For instance, by 1960, the University of Illinois implemented an intranet for students, and in 1997, the California Virtual University was established. Today, hundreds of accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S. offer virtual programs for undergraduate and post baccalaureate programs, like Lindenwood University.

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How to Keep a Balance Between Your Social and Academic Life

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Are you worried about your social and academic life? Feel like you aren’t getting enough time for either? Balancing out study and fun is difficult, but very important. If your life is not balanced, you will find you will either lose touch with your friends or be unable to keep up with your studies. If you are looking to start studying, you will be glad to know that most providers, like Evocca College, can help you to work out your timetable to suit your study/social life balance. These tips will help you achieve that balance.

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5 Reasons You Should Do a Diploma in Business

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There are many courses you can do at college or university, and it can be intimidating to be faced with a giant course list if you’re trying to decide what to do. The skills learned while completing a Diploma in Business can be used in many different roles, so it is a useful qualification to have regardless of what direction you go in afterwards. You can complete a business diploma at many different institutions, including colleges such as Evocca College, so you most likely won’t have to travel far to complete your degree. You could even do it online, if you prefer! If this qualification is on your shortlist but you’re still on the fence about it, read on to find out why it might be perfect for you.

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What International Students Should Think About Before Attending College in the United States

Here’s a great infographic on what international students should think about before attending college in the United States:

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