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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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.

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?

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