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For-Profit Higher Ed
Sep 12, 2018
Education Corporation of America says it will close nearly 30 campuses across the country by 2020 -- a response to lower student enrollment and another sign of restructuring in the for-profit sector.

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April 28, 2015

The implosion of Corinthian Colleges came to an end Monday as the for-profit chain closed its doors for good -- but the political fallout for the Education Department remains. 

April 17, 2015

Education Department turns up heat on for-profits with job-placement-rate scrutiny, three months before gainful-employment rules kick in. But lack of federal standards for placement rates causes confusion.

April 15, 2015

Education Department fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million for misleading students and orders its Heald College campuses to stop enrolling students and wind down operations.

April 7, 2015

For-profit colleges are feeling more scrutiny and pressure from states and attorneys general over their financial practices.

February 24, 2015

Student activists refuse to pay federal loans incurred at the embattled for-profit education company and call on the Department of Education for greater borrower relief. 

February 23, 2015

To tap into private investment funds while retaining its public mission, a California nonprofit university becomes a "benefit corporation." Is the status legit -- and will other colleges follow?

February 17, 2015

The university's new president, Tim Slottow, responds to Matt Reed's questions about academic quality, saying the for-profit chain serves students well.

February 4, 2015

ECMC closes deal to buy 53 Corinthian campuses, earning praise from federal agencies and some consumer groups for deal to forgive $480 million in students' private loans.

February 2, 2015

Karen Gross considers the implications of a marketing buy that most colleges could never even dream about.

January 6, 2015

Western Governors University steers rejected applicants to StraighterLine, an online course provider that acts as a low-risk way for students to prepare to earn a degree.

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