For-profit colleges

Foxx criticizes private college leaders for not defending for-profit colleges

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Representative Virginia Foxx uses allusion to the Holocaust to criticize private college presidents for not defending for-profit institutions against regulations.

World Bank affiliate invests $150 million in for-profit college provider

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The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, invests $150 million in Laureate Education, a for-profit higher ed provider.

Growth of private higher ed providers flattens in Australia

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Sector's stratospheric enrollment growth flattens, in wake of policy changes that restricted flow of public funds to students at private institutions.

Ashford University's traditionalist leaders think for-profit can thrive

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Two veterans of traditional higher education talk about why they took on the challenge of leading for-profit Ashford University during a severe accreditation crisis.

California cities back new low-cost college option for working adults

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With support from big-city mayors in California, for-profit college offers working adults with employer-paid tuition aid a college option with no out-of-pocket costs.

For-profit Grand Canyon jumps to Division I athletics

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Division I sports has its first openly for-profit member, with the planned addition of Grand Canyon University.

Grand Canyon uses online to pay for scholarships and campuses

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Looking like a nonprofit, Grand Canyon University pays for a thriving campus and generous scholarships with a big online program. Will other for-profits copy the model?

The credit hour causes many of higher education's problems, report finds

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The credit hour wasn't supposed to measure learning, for good reason, according to a new report, which recommends how to revise or even drop the standard without leading to abuse.

Newt U. runs on Kaplan platform from GOP convention

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Newt Gingrich teaches Newt U. from GOP convention, and the classes are streamed online by KAPx, a new MOOC platform from Kaplan.

Kelly and Schneider on the completion agenda

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A new book of essays takes stock of where "completion agenda" stands. The volume's editors talk about key lessons from the still nascent college completion push.

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