University Of Missouri Reveals Long-Term Enrollment Goals

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is setting lofty goals to not only increase enrollment but to help students finish their degrees and find employment after graduation. The university’s Strategic Enrollment Management Committee recently unveiled five goals that it wants the university to obtain by 2023, The Columbia Missourian reported. The committee’s work…

DeVos May Only Partly Forgive Some Student Loans

By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of students deceived by now-defunct for-profit schools had over $550 million in…

UM Releases Findings From Campus Study

Columbia, MO  (KTRS)  The learning and working environment at the University of Missouri appears to parallel conditions at universities throughout the nation. That’s according to a study by Rankin & Associates Consulting, which reported that the “findings were consistent with those found in higher education institutions across the country.” In 2016, the University of Missouri…

Illinois Financial Literacy Standards Take Effect

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois schools will be required to teach financial literacy skills such as balancing a checkbook and putting money into a savings account this school year. The Illinois State Board of Education adopted revised social science standards in 2015, according to The Springfield Journal-Register . Those standards were approved in February 2016…