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UTSA’s growing online degree programs offer students flexibility

OCTOBER 9, 2020 — UTSA continues to see growth in its online degree programs. Currently there are 340 students enrolled in these fully online degree programs, which is an increase of 66% over last year’s enrollment. Growth is expected to continue in the spring, when a new degree program will be added.

The COVID-19 pandemic’s current disruption of education around the world demonstrates the value that comes from the flexibility of online courses.

“The pandemic has shined a blinding light on the need for online courses and the fact that online courses can be taught at the level of traditional courses,” said Suzana Diaz Rosencrans, assistant vice provost for online programs. “You don’t have to sacrifice quality to do that. I see the pandemic accelerating the timeline of online degrees offered.”

Not to be confused with the high percentage of courses currently being offered online at UTSA in response to

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Plan for Higher Education Would Fuel “Degree Inflation,” Further Federal Takeover

When addressing the very real issues of rising student loan debt and unaffordable tuition prices, former Vice President Joe Biden’s policy solutions embrace the false promise of “free college.”  

The Biden campaign recently released “The Biden Plan for Education Beyond High School,” which details many proposals the plan’s authors suggest are the cure for fixing our broken higher education system.

Unfortunately, the plan will do nothing to reverse the drivers of tuition inflation, but rather, will fuel degree inflation.

The most noteworthy proposals within the former vice president’s policy blueprint is to make both two-year and four-year colleges and universities tuition-free, embracing the policies of both former President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. 

Under the proposal, all public community colleges would be tuition-free, and all four-year public colleges and universities would be tuition-free for families making under $125,000 annually.

Tuition-free community college, as well as tuition-free four-year college,

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Plan for Higher Ed Would Fuel ‘Degree Inflation,’ Further Federal Takeover

When addressing the very real issues of rising student loan debt and unaffordable tuition prices, former Vice President Joe Biden’s policy solutions embrace the false promise of “free college.”  

The Biden campaign recently released “The Biden Plan for Education Beyond High School,” which details many proposals the plan’s authors suggest are the cure for fixing our broken higher education system.

Unfortunately, the plan will do nothing to reverse the drivers of tuition inflation, but rather, will fuel degree inflation.

The most noteworthy proposals within the former vice president’s policy blueprint is to make both two-year and four-year colleges and universities tuition-free, embracing the policies of both former President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. 

Under the proposal, all public community colleges would be tuition-free, and all four-year public colleges and universities would be tuition-free for families making under $125,000 annually.

Tuition-free community college, as well as tuition-free four-year college,

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Wake Up Higher Education. The Degree Is On The Decline.

It’s pretty much inevitable that enrollment in U.S. higher education will be down for 10 consecutive years. The latest estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse show fall ’20 enrollments down 2.5% over last year. This will further the slide for spring ’21, which will end up being a decade’s worth of dropping enrollments for degree-seeking students. All told, at the peak in spring of 2011, 19,610,826 students were enrolled in U.S. higher education. By spring of 2020, that number had eroded to 17,458,306. I predict it will dip under 17 million this spring – making it a net loss of more than two and a half million students over the last decade.  

This enrollment decline has taken place against the backdrop of well-intentioned and well-funded college attainment campaigns across many states and from many high-profile supporting organizations. Despite the big push

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Black parents see college degree as a key to success

Dear Reader,

I probably would have never gone to college had I not spent two months of my childhood in a hospital.

While in middle school, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The pain in my legs became so bad that I couldn’t walk. My grandmother, “Big Mama,” a nursing assistant who raised me from the time I was 4, couldn’t afford to miss work to take me to the daily physical therapy appointments I needed to walk without pain. So I stayed at the hospital. I cried a lot over the isolation from my grandmother and my two brothers and two sisters, whom she also was raising.

Sincerely, Michelle In a 10-part series, Michelle Singletary gets personal about common misconceptions involving race and inequality.

The director of the physical therapy department, a Black licensed therapist, saw how lonely I was and adopted me as her goddaughter. After my

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3 reasons a public health degree can provide a fulfilling, secure and high-paying career

Trying to decide what you want to study can be overwhelming. Factors like job satisfaction, outlook, growth, and pay are all important in considering a career path. Fortunately, some degrees, like Utah Valley University’s Community Health Education degree, commonly known as Public Health, is tailor-made to lead you to a fulfilling career that checks all the boxes.

More than ever before, public health is on everyone’s mind. From how to stay healthy in a pandemic, to making sure you are making healthy decisions for your specific needs, public health professionals are a valuable asset to individuals, families, and communities.

It’s not only becoming more relevant in today’s society, but the job outlook is positive too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public health jobs are expected to increase by 11% through 2028. While it may seem like a small number, it’s much higher than the average career outlook. Besides

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Fremont Native Awarded Degree From University Of Alabama

Press release from Merit Pages:

Sept. 16, 2020

Bo Fu of FREMONT, CA (94538), has received the following from The University of Alabama: Doctor of Philosophy. UA awarded some 1,345 degrees during summer commencement July 31 – Aug. 2.

With a beautiful campus, dozens of challenging academic programs, expert faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth, The University of Alabama is a place where legends are made. UA offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the

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