Nonprofit colleges spark new competition online, study finds

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Nonprofit colleges are moving into for-profits' turf online, study finds, sparking new competition based on price and brand.

New College of the Humanities enrolls first class amidst questions on price and profits

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New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.

Higher education plays a role in Democratic platform

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The Democrats' positions on higher education center on what the administration has done.

Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit

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Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?

Strayer's scholarship and tuition discounting by for-profit colleges

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Strayer offers big new scholarships, with tuition savings of as much as 30 percent. Will for-profits begin discounting tuition to cope with declining enrollment and federal scrutiny?

Next Steps for Harkin and For-Profits

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Senator Harkin's two-year investigation of for-profit higher education ends, but the policy battle is far from over. What comes next?

Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative credential

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The manufacturing industry's alternative credentialing system goes forward, but leans on new higher education partners. The stackable credentials are a promising blend of competency and academics.

Accreditor's decision shows for-profits can still take over nonprofit colleges

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Western accreditor's decision to let a for-profit company buy a struggling nonprofit college suggests path is still possible when missions align.

For-profit Ashford University loses accreditation bid

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WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.

Gainful employment's hazy next steps

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In wake of for-profit colleges' court victory on "gainful employment" rules, will Education Department appeal or just revise rules -- and snare more institutions in the process?


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