Higher Education

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Educational attainment is increasing, but in large part because of people who have moved to the region, according to the 2018 State of the South report. 

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined 19 other Attorneys General in urging the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos to deny the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools’ petition to regain its status as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. This joint letter follows the department’s solicitation for written comments regarding ACICS’ request for initial recognition after being denied a renewal in 2016.  

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How to make higher education more accessible and affordable makes for some heated debate. UNC President Margaret Spellings and her counterpart in the community college system joined the House Speaker in Charlotte last week to discuss that. There was a lot of agreement on stage, but among North Carolina policy makers the topic has come with some tension. 

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UNC System President Margaret Spellings and her community college counterpart shared a stage in Charlotte last night with House Speaker Tim Moore. They fielded questions about how to make higher education more affordable and accessible. 

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Governor Roy Cooper, House Speaker Tim Moore, and UNC System President Margaret Spellings will be in Charlotte on Wednesday for a symposium on pressing issues in higher education. 

CPCC Launches New Anti-counterfeiting Printing Program

Mar 30, 2016
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Central Piedmont Community College is developing a new program to train people to develop anti-counterfeit printing.


Tony Zeiss Will Retire After 23 Years As CPCC President

Feb 4, 2016
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Central Piedmont Community College will have a new president for the first time in more than two decades. Tony Zeiss, who led the college through a period of significant growth, announced his retirement yesterday.


UNC Greensboro

Back in 2010, the University of North Carolina Greensboro rolled out a program for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or less. A growing number of students is taking advantage of it. 

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During the Great Recession, 48 states cut spending on higher education, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. That funding has not rebounded. North Carolina colleges and universities lost 25 percent in state funds since 2008. South Carolina schools lost about 40 percent. To make up for those cuts schools are charging students a variety of special fees.

The Cost Of Higher Education

Sep 1, 2014
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Among the 16 campuses in the UNC system, tuition and fees for in-state students have nearly doubled in the last decade. WFAE News is exploring the topic all week and we join the effort to find out why college costs so much.  

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