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.

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March 7, 2012

Two Stanford professors spin off their experiments with massively open online courses (MOOCs) into a company that could serve as a platform for similar projects.

March 7, 2012

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

March 2, 2012

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.

February 23, 2012

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

February 14, 2012

For-profit colleges that participate in federal financial aid programs charge more than those that don't, according to new study, which also finds the for-profit sector much larger than most think.

February 7, 2012

The Education Department's take on the definition of "clock hour" programs is too broad and could unfairly cut into federal aid, say a Texas state agency and for-profits.

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?

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