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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November 8, 2011
Ambitious online partnership between National Labor College and the Princeton Review ends, but big investment from the education company may help keep college viable.
November 7, 2011
American Public University System taps professors to write e-textbooks. The move could be a cost-saving innovation, but will raise hackles among publishers and some faculty members.
November 3, 2011
Attorney general Jack Conway has taken on for-profit colleges in a big way -- and some of their leaders are donating to his opponent. But will his multi-state investigation run out of steam?
October 27, 2011
A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.
September 29, 2011
For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.
September 23, 2011
The U.S. Senate is flirting with policies that could harm for-profit colleges' success with veterans and active-duty military students.
September 15, 2011
A trade group has created standards of conduct for the industry, and a foundation to enforce them. But will enough key players sign on?
August 15, 2011
Developments in two whistleblower lawsuits raise prospect that commercial colleges could face more U.S. pressure in the courts.
July 20, 2011
With sector under continued attack, 20 for-profit colleges -- all regionally accredited -- seek to distinguish themselves with increased transparency.
July 11, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Weeks after the U.S. Education Department issued softened regulations designed to ensure that vocational programs prepare graduates for "gainful employment," House Republicans made abundantly clear Friday that, in their view, the rules had not been eased nearly enough, and that they would continue to oppose them.

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