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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March 11, 2011

CEO skips Senate hearing examining the fast-growing for-profit online college company, but lawmakers put accreditors in the hot seat.

March 8, 2011

Career colleges shoot down plan to cut awards to their students, but new restriction would limit funds going to institutions with high loan default rates.

March 2, 2011

New GAO report recommends further oversight of Defense Department's Tuition Assistance Program.

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.

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