For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
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Student activists refuse to pay federal loans incurred at the embattled for-profit education company and call on the Department of Education for greater borrower relief. 

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February 21, 2011

House budget legislation, which would cut Pell Grants and restrict regulation of for-profit colleges, shows how federal political environment has shifted.

February 11, 2011

Leaders of dozens of regionally accredited career colleges meet -- not to plot strategy, but to talk about educating students.

February 3, 2011

New data from the Education Department show booming enrollments (with for-profit colleges leading the pack) and steady graduation rates.

February 2, 2011

Leading Democrat blasts for-profit colleges; U.S. affirms $5,500 maximum Pell Grant; no earmarks in 2011 and 2012.

January 31, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO -- The assistant U.S. secretary of education for postsecondary education has been meeting with higher education associations to encourage them to find a way to speak with "one voice" and reshape public understanding of the role of colleges.

January 26, 2011

At accreditation meeting, Education Dept. official says rules on how vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment" will change "significantly."

January 26, 2011

Responding to faculty opposition, Cuyahoga Community College suspends arrangement with Academic Partnerships to offer online accounting degree.

January 24, 2011

Amid publicity blitz and vows of legislative intervention, the sector's primary trade group sues Education Department to block new rules. Suit faces uphill climb.

January 21, 2011

New report argues for-profit sector is not producing the kinds of health care professionals that are really needed.

January 18, 2011

New Carnegie classifications reflect shifts in several sectors, including growing numbers of pre-professional programs and of community colleges with some four-year degrees.

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