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Video game degrees and courses up 50% over 5 years

The number of colleges and universities offering courses and degrees in video game design has grown by half over the last five years, according to new research released by the Entertainment Software...

Assumption maintains 'A-minus' rating from S&P

Rick Saia |

Assumption College of Worcester has maintained its “A-minus” credit rating from Standard & Poor's after an assessment of the school's finances, which includes a record endowment fund...

Colleges shift focus to students ROI of their education

Sam Bonacci |

When the stock market tumbled in 2008 and touched off the Great Recession, the newest college graduates at the time scrambled for work. Six years later, the slowly improving job market has led to a...

WPI prof receives grant to boost auto efficiency

John Agoglia |

A mechanical engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has secured a three-year, $424,000 grant to reengineer a manufacturing process for parts designed to make motor vehicles lighter...

Fitchburg State launches search for president

Emily Micucci |

With the retirement of Robert V. Antonucci looming, Fitchburg State University (FSU) has formally launched a nationwide search for his successor, the school announced.

Central Mass. colleges prepare to roll with changing demographics


Over the next six or seven years, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States will decline. For colleges and universities, that means a significant challenge, but not an unexpected one.

Survey: CIOs hire for experience over degrees

John Agoglia |

Colleges may want to emphasize internship programs for their technology students to help them gain real-world experience if they want to make the grade with tech employers, a Robert Half Technology...

Fitchburg State, UMass program to aid would-be law students

John Agoglia |

Fitchburg State University students looking to get a jump on their legal career may have hope thanks to an agreement announced Thursday between the school and University of Massachusetts School of...

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QCC's downtown expansion faces delays

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is coming to downtown Worcester, but not as quickly as officials once expected.

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