For-profit colleges

U. of Texas community college leadership program's founder moves to for-profit

Smart Title: 

Founder of UT-Austin's community college leadership program, the field's big fish, is moving to a for-profit, fueling worries about the future of the program's affiliates, NISOD and CCCSE.

CFPB is investigating Corinthian Colleges, possibly focusing on student lending

Smart Title: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enters the for-profit fray with an investigation of Corinthian Colleges, that references the company's loans to students. Will investigation expand?

Walmart and American Public U. chart new ground with partnership

Smart Title: 

Walmart is paying to send employees to the American Public University System, where they earn credits for on-the-job learning. The partnership has a big upside, but makes prior learning experts nervous.

Prior learning assessment catches on, quietly

Smart Title: 

Prior learning assessment could be higher education's next big disruptive force, and ACE and CAEL are poised to catch that potential gold rush. But many remain skeptical about academic credit for work experience.

Argosy University cuts adjunct pay for online courses

Smart Title: 

Argosy University cuts pay rate for online adjuncts, giving a rarely seen glimpse at adjunct pay and raising questions about how for-profits stack up on salaries.

Colleges worry about end of federal aid based on "ability to benefit"

Smart Title: 

High school dropouts used to be able to qualify for federal grants and loans based on a basic skills test. That ends in July, and community colleges are worried about what will happen to these students.

Unregulated for-profits receive big chunk of military spouse tuition aid

Smart Title: 

Largely unregulated for-profit vocational colleges, which can't receive federal student aid, collect 40 percent of military spouse tuition benefits.

For-profit group's new leader calls for self-regulation and collaboration

Smart Title: 

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.

California contemplates crackdown on for-profits

Smart Title: 

Tough new regulations are unlikely this year in Washington, but in California a new state law, hearings and multiple investigations are kicking off.
 

Student success courses catch on, slowly, at community colleges

Smart Title: 

Courses on how to learn and manage college life can boost graduation rates. The classes are catching on -- slowly -- at community colleges, but face resistance.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - For-profit colleges
Back to Top