For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Aug 20, 2015
As proprietary colleges struggle, banks gain increasing influence over their fates and their dealings with the government.


July 31, 2012

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

July 30, 2012

Sen. Tom Harkin releases critical final report on for-profit higher ed after two-year investigation. While voluminous and often scathing, the report probably won't lead to major legislation, for now.

July 18, 2012

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.

July 13, 2012

A federal judge finds that Education Department's 2005 punishment against Decker College -- which pushed it into bankruptcy -- was predicated on an accreditor's misrepresentations.

July 10, 2012

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.

July 10, 2012

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

July 3, 2012

Study compares earnings outcomes of those who started in certificate or associate programs at for-profit and nonprofit institutions.

July 3, 2012

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?

July 2, 2012

Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.

June 29, 2012

California's new financial aid cuts are aimed squarely at career colleges, another sign that the battle over for-profit regulation may be moving to the states.


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