The Value of Higher Education

In assessing the value of a college degree in 2017, two fundamental truths must be taken into account: One, the costs of attending a four-year college for one year have indeed risen sharply. In constant dollars, they are roughly twice… more

Much Weighs on Minds of Campus Executives

When two dozen top executives from public and private universities in the bi-state region gathered recently for the 2017 Higher Education Industry Outlook assembly, each was asked to respond to a single opening question: What keeps you awake at night?… more

UMKC’s Bloch School Has New Dean

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced today that Brian Klaas, dean of research and academics at the University of South Carolina, would be the next dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, succeeding David Donnelly. Klaas is also… more

KU-Edwards to Launch Coding Boot Camp

Citing the growing demand for skilled web developers, the University of Kansas said this morning that it would launch a 24-week coding Boot Camp in June. In a news release annoucing the program, Vice Chancellor David Cook called it “ideal… more

Foundation Makes 7-Figure Gift to Park U.

The Robert W. Plaster Foundation, based in Lebanon, Mo., has donated at least $1 million to help Park University build a new School of Business. In a news release this morning, the university announced the seven-figure donation for the 20,500-square-foot… more

Icons of Education 2017

Centuries of Experience A lot can happen in 400 years. We’ve gone from Jamestown to a nation of 323 million people, we’ve seen 32 men cycle through Rome as pope, we’ve moved from man’s first balloon flight to unmanned inter-… more

Park University Adding Lenexa Campus

Park University, which has expanded nationwide from its Parkville base by developing a national network of satellite campuses,  is adding one more--only this time, it won't have to go very far from home. Officials this morning announced that Park's 41st… more

Educators and Institutions Strive to Preserve Uniqueness

Although the word “diversity” is overused in higher education to mean the   ethnic and gender variety, its most relevant and long-standing meaning has to do with the diverse nature of the institutions themselves.  What distinguishes American higher education from… more

Four Joining UMKC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

      The Henry W. Block School of Management at UMKC today announced that four local entrepreneurs, including the legendary barbecue master Ollie Gates, were being inducted into its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.       A news release from UMKC said Gates… more

Foundation Ranks States by Healthiness Score

United Health Foundation a not-for-profit, private foundation established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) for the purpose of improving health and healthcare, has released the results of its 27th America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. The fifty states are ranked based on… more