It was the first time gifts to the university exceeded $400 million in one year. Purdue brought in another $454.5 million for sponsored research, an increase of about $36 million from the prior year.
Parent organization Dream Center Education Holdings said it has been “undergoing an ongoing process of evaluating the viability of certain campus-based programs.”
Indiana higher education officials are aware that the owner of The Art Institute of Indianapolis “may close Art Institute campuses in multiple states.” They are monitoring the situation.
Members of the City-County Council on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favor of appropriating $560,000 to get Indy Achieves off the ground, but they also expressed concern about its ongoing cost amid many city needs.
A lawsuit filed by ITT Educational Services’ bankruptcy trustee seeks $250 million from the firm’s former CEO and board members, whom she alleges were disengaged as the business melted down.
The lawsuit alleges that ITT Educational’s bankruptcy and the closure of its 130-school chain could have been avoided or minimized if the board of directors had fulfilled its duties instead of focusing on keeping former CEO Kevin Modany happy.
Indy Achieves seeks to increase the portion of central Indiana adults with a post-secondary credential to 65 percent and eliminate pervasive attainment gaps by 2027.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Tuesday plan to roll out an initiative called Indy Achieves, which will support students across Indianapolis’ 11 school districts.
Newly created WGU Advancement will raise funds to support the university’s mission and commitment to “reinvigorating the promise of higher education for all.”
Sunday’s graduation ceremony includes 43 former St. Joseph’s College students who transferred to Marian after the Rensselaer college suspended operations last year.
Real-world opportunities can range from colleges funding internship and experiential learning programs to businesses giving young professionals room to flex their muscles and earn their wings, according to experts in Indiana workforce issues.
Tom Sugar, who founded Indianapolis-based Complete College America with the late Stan Jones, hopes to “build seamless pathways” for students between community colleges and four-year institutions.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels plans to make his pitch to Indiana college students Friday afternoon to try to keep them in the state after graduation.
A day away from the end of the state legislative session, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is urging lawmakers to scuttle a workforce development proposal that it contends could put federal funding in jeopardy.
EmployIndy’s goal is to reach 6,000 young people with job-training and education programs during the next two years.
Michigan State University’s athletic director tendered his resignation on Friday, and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said her agency is investigating and will hold MSU accountable for any violations of federal law.
In his State of the State address, the governor offered specific targets for returning college dropouts to school, helping inmates earn work certificates and pushing more companies to offer training programs.
Faced with a shortage of skilled workers to fill some available jobs, legislators have proposed myriad bills this session aimed at tackling the issue and improving the effectiveness of the state’s system.
Butler University’s College of Education plans to move into the main Christian Theological Seminary building in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Purdue University is rolling out a grant program to help lower- and middle-class Indiana students afford college.