For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Mar 17, 2014
The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges tees up several months of contentious debate and lively lobbying. 

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April 19, 2012
Democratic senators take aim at career colleges' marketing budgets, but bill would affect nonprofit colleges, too. While the legislation faces long odds, it could shape the ongoing debate over for-profits.
March 21, 2012
Multi-state investigation of for-profits includes review of institutional loans and recruiting of veterans. But finding common targets is a problem, and investigators have yet to take on a major for-profit.
March 20, 2012
With a focus on job training and steady growth, Rasmussen College may look more like a local college than a for-profit
March 7, 2012
Two Stanford professors spin off their experiments with massively open online courses (MOOCs) into a company that could serve as a platform for similar projects.
March 7, 2012
Largely unregulated for-profit vocational colleges, which can't receive federal student aid, collect 40 percent of military spouse tuition benefits.
March 2, 2012
Steve Gunderson has plenty of friends, including the Senate's leading critic of for-profit colleges. But the new head of the sector's trade group isn't afraid to pick a fight -- even with one of his members.
February 23, 2012
Tough new regulations are unlikely this year in Washington, but in California a new state law, hearings and multiple investigations are kicking off.  
February 14, 2012
For-profit colleges that participate in federal financial aid programs charge more than those that don't, according to new study, which also finds the for-profit sector much larger than most think.
February 7, 2012
The Education Department's take on the definition of "clock hour" programs is too broad and could unfairly cut into federal aid, say a Texas state agency and for-profits.
February 6, 2012
Is it time for the American Philosophical Association to be euthanized? A philosopher appointed to a committee to look into the organization’s future asks the provocative question.

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