Pandemic hasn’t knocked college esports off its game

The idea a college would bestow a scholarship worth thousands of dollars to a student to play video games might, at one point, have been written off as a Mountain Dew and Dorito-fueled pipe dream.  Not so in 2020, when competitive online gaming, known as esports, is expected to be worth around $1.4 billion globally […]

MCBT collaborates with Georgian College on pathway

MCBT students completing 48-week Business Administration Management diploma and Hotel Management programs will be able to receive six course exemptions for select courses when transferring to Georgian College. “Through this pathway agreement we can provide additional...

Western Governors spins off college readiness program as a nonprofit

Dive Brief:  WGU Academy, the college readiness arm of Western Governors University, announced this week that it has become a separate nonprofit corporation.  The academy, which uses competency-based education, began enrolling students last year that the university...

7 charts that give a snapshot of college enrollment this fall

The pandemic’s impact on higher education is expected to linger. Potentially lower enrollment levels this year could play a role, but colleges aren’t experiencing that trend equally.  For instance, while fewer students overall than a year ago went to...

State community college leaders say more federal aid is crucial

Dive Brief:  State directors of community colleges that were surveyed recently agree funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act helped their states’ students. But most said colleges in their state will need additional federal aid to help...