For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Apr 22, 2014
Report says letting government funds flow to for-profit higher education providers will strengthen production of sub-baccalaurate credentials.

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September 30, 2010
Students and employees gather in Washington to speak out against "gainful employment" regulations and Congressional action.
September 29, 2010
Sector turns to ads, rallies and big Washington names to fight Congress and the Obama administration.
September 24, 2010
(Update: Education Department officials announced Friday afternoon that they would delay until early 2011 publication of final rules aimed at ensuring that vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment." Department officials said the move would not delay the ultimate implementation of the gainful employment proposals past their current July 2012 date, and characterized the decision as an opportunity to hold public hearings and other meetings to give the many people who've weighed in on the rules more time to "clarify the comments they’ve submitted and respond to questions
September 24, 2010
As largest regional accreditor toughens stance on for-profit colleges, two major companies, Bridgepoint and Argosy, seek shift to Western region -- which says it won't be a patsy.
September 23, 2010
A House panel questions the Pentagon's oversight of distance education -- particularly that offered by for-profit colleges -- for active duty service members.
September 20, 2010
While nonprofit colleges are forthcoming with their faculty lists, for-profit institutions are more reluctant -- irking some academic leaders.
September 13, 2010
WASHINGTON – After more than a year of wrangling, the last chance for colleges, associations and individuals to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment" rules came to a close last week with the end of the public comment period on the department’s proposed regulations.
September 10, 2010
Education Department and accreditors say it's not their job to police colleges, and point to states. Wisconsin regulators are willing -- but not quite able -- to patrol the beat.
September 1, 2010
For-profit college turns to events co-branded with media outlets to change minds and critics wonder about the journalistic ethics of providing positive PR.
August 26, 2010
As policy debate rages about for-profit colleges' value, their enrollments continue to soar, nearing 12 percent of all students.

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