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CTU offers Saturday MBA program

CTU offers Saturday MBA program

Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for career-motivated students, has launched a Saturday master of business administration (MBA) degree program at its Colorado Springs campus. Courses officially start Saturday, April 6. For those interested in learning more about the program, CTU Colorado Springs will host an MBA spotlight event from 5-7 p.m.… Continue Reading CTU offers Saturday MBA program

Replenished funding for higher ed could help recovery

Higher education in Colorado felt the pain as much as any state-supported function during the budget cuts of recession years. But now the Legislature is working to restore much of that funding. In the 2014 General Assembly that convened last week in Denver, bills and budget increases that some legislators call historic have potential to… Continue Reading Replenished funding for higher ed could help recovery

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State legislation could expand community college degree offerings

Colorado’s Legislature is not only filled with measures aimed at increasing the flow of funding to all of the state’s higher education institutions, but also to those that prepare to expand the offerings of a select few. Introduced by Colorado Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, Senate Bill 14-004 concerns “the role and mission of community colleges”… Continue Reading State legislation could expand community college degree offerings

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Surely you remember last Thursday, Dec. 5, when the temperature was hovering around zero at noon. Most public schools were closed, the wind was nasty and some military installations were requiring only essential personnel to work. Yet, amid all that, more than 100 curious local people ventured to the Colorado Springs Marriott for the Business… Continue Reading Facing the needs of higher ed

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AFA, CC, Regis among top colleges

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AFA, CC, Regis among top colleges

Colleges in Colorado Springs ranked among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday. The US Air Force Academy was listed the 25th top liberal arts school in the nation. Colorado College followed closely behind, at number 31. The magazine’s definition of a liberal arts college is… Continue Reading AFA, CC, Regis among top colleges

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Financial inequities persist under Obama

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You don’t have to be a Republican to sling some mud at our lame-duck president. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., dared suggest that student loan rates should equal those charged to large banks, 0.75 percent; she’s appalled by the “business-as-usual” mindset in Washington. After much haggling, Congress passed bipartisan legislation that pegs student loan rates to… Continue Reading Financial inequities persist under Obama

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New concepts change face of higher ed

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Years ago the University of Phoenix spooked higher education. What does it mean to have a for-profit university (a subsidiary of Apollo Group)? Despite drastic enrollment declines recently, it boasted some 600,000 students in 2010 (founded in 1976). Will this new model change the face of higher education? The answer is a definite yes. Labor… Continue Reading New concepts change face of higher ed

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State forecasts $149m in additional revenue

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The state will have about $149 million additional revenue during the next fiscal year than the Office of State Planning and Budget originally forecasted. The overall increase is due, according to a press release from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office, to continued improvement in the job market and increased business confidence. Sustained production is buildinga foundation… Continue Reading State forecasts $149m in additional revenue

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Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

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A long-debated proposal about college tuition for illegal immigrants is being debated in the Colorado Senate. But the real test awaits across the hall in the Republican-led House. This year’s immigrant tuition bill would allow residents who are illegal immigrants to attend state universities at tuition rates that are higher than those for in-state students… Continue Reading Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

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University of Phoenix to open downtown location

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The University of Phoenix is opening offices in downtown Colorado Springs. The private, for-profit university opened its new location in the Springs to increase educational opportunities and be accessible to workers downtown, according to a release from the University. “Downtown is really the center of the business community,” said David Smythe, campus college chair for… Continue Reading University of Phoenix to open downtown location

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