Leaders of dozens of regionally accredited career colleges meet -- not to plot strategy, but to talk about educating students.
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New data from the Education Department show booming enrollments (with for-profit colleges leading the pack) and steady graduation rates.
Leading Democrat blasts for-profit colleges; U.S. affirms $5,500 maximum Pell Grant; no earmarks in 2011 and 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The assistant U.S. secretary of education for postsecondary education has been meeting with higher education associations to encourage them to find a way to speak with "one voice" and reshape public understanding of the role of colleges.
At accreditation meeting, Education Dept. official says rules on how vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment" will change "significantly."
Responding to faculty opposition, Cuyahoga Community College suspends arrangement with Academic Partnerships to offer online accounting degree.
Amid publicity blitz and vows of legislative intervention, the sector's primary trade group sues Education Department to block new rules. Suit faces uphill climb.
New report argues for-profit sector is not producing the kinds of health care professionals that are really needed.
New Carnegie classifications reflect shifts in several sectors, including growing numbers of pre-professional programs and of community colleges with some four-year degrees.