Entries by Phil Hill

What U Arizona Executives Are Not Addressing About the UAGC Merger

The next chapter in the long-running University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) saga is becoming clear, as described by Kathryn Palmer at Tucson.com. The University of Arizona’s recent announcement of its plans to absorb the UA Global Campus, an online school with a troubled past, is causing a stir among the faculty — but the deal […]

We Don’t Need Vanity-Driven MOOC 4.0 Hype

I was interviewed in both Higher Ed Dive and Inside Higher Education regarding ASU and the Thunderbird School of Management’s initiative to reach 100 million learners worldwide with “an accredited online Global Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate.” Press release here and brochure here. From IHE: The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University plans […]

Private 4-year Sector Enrollments Removing WGU, SNHU, and Liberty University as Outliers

In yesterday’s post I shared a enrollment estimate for US Higher Education by combining IPEDS and National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) data, and one interesting discussion started on LinkedIn about the surprising health of the private not-for-profit 4-year sector. Institutions in this sector are commonly assumed to be the most at risk for closure due to […]

Combined US Higher Education Enrollment Fall 2012 – 2021

The two best sources for enrollment data for US Higher Education are the Department of Education’s IPEDS data set and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) reports. The NSC shares both the Current Term Enrollment Estimates reports (May and December) and ongoing Stay Informed estimates during the spring and fall terms as data comes in. IPEDS: […]

Podcast Interview: Distance Learning in Higher Education

Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley host a podcast called Tests and the Rest which discusses “the latest issues in testing, admissions, learning, and education with leading experts.” I recently was interviewed on this podcast on the topic of Distance Learning in Higher Education. This was an interesting conversation for me since the audience and general […]

Penn State Report on OPMs Aims to Inform Policy Makers

In February of this year, Doug Lederman at Inside Higher Ed described work for an upcoming report, requested by a US Senator, about the OPM market. Lederman initially contrasted this work with the partisan approach taken by Senators Warren and Brown in letters sent to OPM vendors. Now another federal review is under way — […]