Sector's stratospheric enrollment growth flattens, in wake of policy changes that restricted flow of public funds to students at private institutions.
For-Profit Higher Ed
With support from big-city mayors in California, for-profit college offers working adults with employer-paid tuition aid a college option with no out-of-pocket costs.
Division I sports has its first openly for-profit member, with the planned addition of Grand Canyon University.
The University of Phoenix is down after a tough year. But betting against Phoenix is risky, as the flagship for-profit doubles down on career services and its ties with employers.
The number of students enrolled in U.S. colleges declines in 2011, the first such drop in at least 15 years. For-profit colleges lose the most.
Looking like a nonprofit, Grand Canyon University pays for a thriving campus and generous scholarships with a big online program. Will other for-profits copy the model?
New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.
Strayer offers big new scholarships, with tuition savings of as much as 30 percent. Will for-profits begin discounting tuition to cope with declining enrollment and federal scrutiny?
Senator Harkin's two-year investigation of for-profit higher education ends, but the policy battle is far from over. What comes next?