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COLLEGE UNBOUND has been granted approval for initial accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

College Unbound receives accreditation by NECHE

PROVIDENCE – College Unbound announced on Monday that it has been granted approval for initial accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The...
AS CORONAVIRUS cases are surging around the U.S., some colleges and universities are rethinking some of their plans for next semester. / AP FILE PHOTO/LISA RATHKE

U.S. colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) – St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon...

Why are for-profit colleges thriving right now?

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up...

Five Questions With: Sigal Gottlieb

Sigal Gottlieb is a professor of mathematics and founding director of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research. Gottlieb...

CCRI sees gains in graduation rates

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island’s two-year and three-year graduation rates are higher than the national average for community colleges, according to...

Multistate settlement to provide $150K to former R.I. ITT Tech students

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has finalized a multistate settlement with a private student loan provider associated with the now-defunct ITT Tech, securing over $150,000...
REV. BRIAN J. SHANLEY, former longtime Providence College president, has been named the new president of St. John's University in Queens, N.Y. / PBN FILE PHOTO / RUPERT WHITELEY

Former Providence College President Shanley to lead St. John’s University

PROVIDENCE – Former Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley is heading to the Big Apple. Shanley, PC’s longest-serving president in the college’s 103-year history,...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, pictured, is one of multiple local colleges that will switch from offering in-person classes to online after Thanksgiving break. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Local colleges change course for end-of-semester learning

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island School of Design and New England Institute of Technology will be moving...

Are teenagers and young adults getting too much of the blame...

As cases of COVID-19 surge across the state and country, teenagers and young adults are increasingly coming under scrutiny in many communities as potential...

State must reimburse colleges now

There was plenty of understandable handwringing across the state when local colleges began developing plans to welcome students back to campus in late summer. How...

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