Micah Ward

Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

‘TGIF Time-saver’: Kamala Harris’ impact on higher ed

The presumptive Democratic nominee is gaining support from prominent education figures. What might be in store?

Best medical schools: U.S. News unveils its 2024 list—without rank

Due to a decline in participation, this year's report doesn't include a ranking of each school. Instead, institutions have been grouped in "tiers."

ACT slim down: A look at the big changes the test is making

The newly shortened exam is designed to provide greater flexibility for students, who now face fewer questions and can choose whether to complete the science section.

Compared to K12, higher ed leads the charge in AI adoption

College students are more likely to report receiving guidance about how to use the technology. High schoolers, not so much.

Wanting to improve school culture? Look to these 3 resources

A sense of belonging is key to keeping students engaged and enrolled. Here's what research recommends for leaders ahead of 2024-25.

Is online learning still popular after the pandemic ended?

75% of college students took distance education courses in 2020. Leaders should know that this is still a popular option post-pandemic.

ChatGPT Edu makes its higher ed debut. Here’s what’s included

This latest iteration of the generative AI chatbot unlocks enhanced capabilities for schools, including the option to build custom GPTs and improved functionalities such as data analytics and document summarization.

College cost: Loans detract from the value of degrees, poll finds

Wages for non-degree-holders have increased over the last 10 years. Here's how that is changing adults' views on the price of higher ed.

Mergers and acquisitions: Don’t let finances blindside you

Consolidating can be the lifeline for smaller colleges. However, such the financial shock that drives the transaction often comes by surprise. Here's what to look out for and what steps to take if a merger is inevitable.

Financial aid: How big is the support in your state?

Some states spend as little as $36 per undergraduate student on average, a new Scholaroo analysis suggests. How does your state support its students?

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