higher ed

Mentor Collective shakes off its boots to scale student support services

Mentorship is a crucial ingredient to a student’s success. The demand for a platform to make the art of advice more accessible is thus easy for entrepreneurs to identify then pitch, but the serendip

Edtech investors are flocking to SaaS guidance counselors

“If you’re not going to an Ivy League, which is most of the world, you need better support than just going to a website.”

Mapping out one edtech company’s $200M bet on lifelong learning

Emeritus plans to acquire iD Tech, a STEM education service for children, which brings a whole different set of customers to its umbrella.

Tiger Global is betting that more schools are going to share future student earnings

Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are a way to bring flexibility to the often steep financial costs of higher education. The financial model allows a student to learn at zero upfront cost, and then pa

This new startup is weeding out the weed-out classes, instead of students

Five years ago, entrepreneur Dan Sommer bet big on the adult learning space when he was building out Trilogy Education, an online and in-person bootcamp in collaboration with universities to train wor

Noodle Partners raises $4 million to help colleges deliver degrees online

Noodle Partners Inc., a new education venture from the founder of The Princeton Review and 2U Inc., John Katzman, has raised $4 million in venture funding to help colleges and universities deliver 

Georgia Tech Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer $6K Master’s Degree In Computer Science, Entirely Online

If there was any question as to Sebastian Thrun and Udacity's resolve to re-imagine higher education in a more affordable, accessible virtual classroom -- or their ability to actually make any real he

The 21 Winners Of The Facebook, Gates Foundation Education App Contest Are Making College Easier

Back in September, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a contest that aimed to challenge entrepreneurs and app developers to build awesome, innovative education apps on Facebook's platfor

Modern Guild Gets $500K From Jawbone Founder & Others To Bring Better Online Career Coaching To College Students

With unemployment and "under-employment" rampant among grads, many college students are facing the unpleasant reality of a less-than-appealing job market. As a result, students have begun turning to a

Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.minervaproject.com/">The Minerva Project</a> burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so

Degreed Wants To Jailbreak The College Degree

There's a lot of buzz about how new education platforms are making it easy to acquire the kind of skills that, traditionally, have been reserved for the hallowed halls of higher education. These servi

With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.instructure.com/">Instructure</a> launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educat

Big Data For Higher Ed: With $4.1M From First Round, Floodgate, Former Kaplan Exec Launches Civitas Learning

To improve academic outcomes and keep students in school, teachers, learners and administrators need access to insight in realtime. Big data, predictive analytics, machine learning and recommendation