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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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.

November 11, 2011

Enrollments at for-profits decline steeply, but some of those cuts have been voluntary, and could be smart moves in the long run.

November 8, 2011

Ambitious online partnership between National Labor College and the Princeton Review ends, but big investment from the education company may help keep college viable.

November 7, 2011

American Public University System taps professors to write e-textbooks. The move could be a cost-saving innovation, but will raise hackles among publishers and some faculty members.

November 3, 2011

Attorney general Jack Conway has taken on for-profit colleges in a big way -- and some of their leaders are donating to his opponent. But will his multi-state investigation run out of steam?

October 27, 2011

A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.

September 29, 2011
For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.
September 23, 2011
The U.S. Senate is flirting with policies that could harm for-profit colleges' success with veterans and active-duty military students.
September 15, 2011
A trade group has created standards of conduct for the industry, and a foundation to enforce them. But will enough key players sign on?

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