For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Apr 17, 2015
Education Department turns up heat on for-profits with job-placement-rate scrutiny, three months before gainful-employment rules kick in. But lack of federal standards for placement rates causes confusion.

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July 20, 2011

With sector under continued attack, 20 for-profit colleges -- all regionally accredited -- seek to distinguish themselves with increased transparency.

July 11, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Weeks after the U.S. Education Department issued softened regulations designed to ensure that vocational programs prepare graduates for "gainful employment," House Republicans made abundantly clear Friday that, in their view, the rules had not been eased nearly enough, and that they would continue to oppose them.

June 20, 2011

Harris Miller resigns abruptly as chief executive of association of for-profit colleges, citing exhaustion. Board said to be tired of him, too.

June 13, 2011

By giving U.S. government new way to measure "value" of academic programs, rules could reframe federal regulation of all colleges, not just for-profits.

June 8, 2011

Although the long-awaited "gainful employment" rule has now been released, latest Senate hearing on for-profit colleges follows a familiar path.

June 2, 2011

In softening rules requiring for-profit and vocational programs to prepare students for "gainful employment," Education Dept. disappoints supporters and fails to mollify critics.

May 25, 2011

Spat between Ellis U. and regional accreditor highlights challenges for institutions and regulators alike as higher ed business partnerships grow in scope and complexity.

May 12, 2011

When the Nexus Research and Policy Center set out to study the costs and benefits of a bachelor’s degree, the results were perhaps unsurprising: the center, funded by the parent company and founder of the for-profit University of Phoenix, found that degrees are good for students and society, and that the education provided by for-profit and private colleges is a better deal for taxpayers than that offered by public institutions.

May 10, 2011

Princeton Review unloads business line that delivers academic programs to two-year institutions seeking to build enrollments.

March 18, 2011

WASHINGTON — A surprisingly bipartisan House of Representatives approved an amendment to the continuing budget resolution last month that would block the Education Department from carrying out its proposed regulation requiring that for-profit colleges and other vocational programs ensure that their students are prepared for “gainful employment.” Since t

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