For-Profit Higher Ed

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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September 15, 2016

As the Obama administration pushes tougher regulation, the sector is receiving little public backing from traditional allies.

September 7, 2016

Following a series of federal sanctions, ITT Tech on Tuesday shut down its 130 campuses, forcing a scramble for many of the for-profit's 43,000 students.

September 1, 2016

With ITT Tech headed toward possible collapse, its students begin weighing whether to transfer or to seek to have their federal loans forgiven.

August 26, 2016

Education Department's new sanctions against the for-profit college include a ban on enrolling new students who receive federal aid and tougher financial oversight.

August 25, 2016

Ashford University cries foul on veterans' agency and California for meddling in Iowa's decision to yank the for-profit's GI Bill eligibility, and newly released emails show an Iowa official shared that view.

August 12, 2016

U.S. Education Department denies a Utah-based for-profit college's application to change its tax status.

August 2, 2016

U of California system will require top leaders to prove outside work benefits their institution -- a test not applied at most colleges. Is the policy too weak or too strong?

July 28, 2016

Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

June 16, 2016

For-profit institutions that cater to service members see chance to connect with students in Senate-passed provision expanding access on military bases.

June 16, 2016

Education Department staff proposes termination for ACICS, threatening access to federal aid for the 243 institutions -- many of them for-profit -- the national accreditor oversees. Updated with reactions.

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