For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
May 07, 2015
Two major for-profits announce campus closures and sell-offs as the industry continues a long slide caused by regulatory crackdowns, competition and bad publicity.

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February 6, 2012

Is it time for the American Philosophical Association to be euthanized? A philosopher appointed to a committee to look into the organization’s future asks the provocative question.

January 25, 2012

The Department of Education admits failing to include black students in its calculation of loan repayment rates in run-up to gainful employment. The mistake will fuel for-profit claims of unfair treatment by feds.

January 24, 2012

The instructors of Stanford's massively open online artificial intelligence course spin their idea into a for-profit venture.

January 24, 2012

Mitt Romney singled out the university while praising for-profits as cost-effective. Full Sail graduates 78 percent of its students, but is it really the better value Romney suggested?

January 23, 2012

For-profit-college group will name Steve Gunderson as its new president. The former Republican congressman has a reputation as a bridge-builder and strong ties to traditional higher education.

December 21, 2011

Scholars discuss efforts to promote education and civility -- when Google may not encourage either, and some students seem to stay away.

December 15, 2011

Panelists at for-profit association meeting say industry should get ahead of accountability push by measuring student outcomes and making them public.

December 7, 2011

New research attempts to better compare the performance of for-profit colleges with nonprofits by controlling for differences in student populations, with largely negative results for the industry.

December 5, 2011

Grand Canyon University hires 98 adjuncts as full-time online professors in an attempt to boost student retention and faculty satisfaction.

November 23, 2011

The government investigator releases a potentially damaging investigation of for-profits, but its impact may be lessened because of a flawed previous investigation.

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