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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January 25, 2012
The Department of Education admits failing to include black students in its calculation of loan repayment rates in run-up to gainful employment. The mistake will fuel for-profit claims of unfair treatment by feds.
January 24, 2012
The instructors of Stanford's massively open online artificial intelligence course spin their idea into a for-profit venture.
January 24, 2012
Mitt Romney singled out the university while praising for-profits as cost-effective. Full Sail graduates 78 percent of its students, but is it really the better value Romney suggested?
January 23, 2012
For-profit-college group will name Steve Gunderson as its new president. The former Republican congressman has a reputation as a bridge-builder and strong ties to traditional higher education.
December 21, 2011
Scholars discuss efforts to promote education and civility -- when Google may not encourage either, and some students seem to stay away.
December 15, 2011
Panelists at for-profit association meeting say industry should get ahead of accountability push by measuring student outcomes and making them public.
December 7, 2011
New research attempts to better compare the performance of for-profit colleges with nonprofits by controlling for differences in student populations, with largely negative results for the industry.
December 5, 2011
Grand Canyon University hires 98 adjuncts as full-time online professors in an attempt to boost student retention and faculty satisfaction.
November 23, 2011
The government investigator releases a potentially damaging investigation of for-profits, but its impact may be lessened because of a flawed previous investigation.
November 11, 2011
Enrollments at for-profits decline steeply, but some of those cuts have been voluntary, and could be smart moves in the long run.

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