For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
May 07, 2015
Two major for-profits announce campus closures and sell-offs as the industry continues a long slide caused by regulatory crackdowns, competition and bad publicity.

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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.
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.

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