For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Oct 14, 2016
Settlement between for-profit university and Education Department resolves charges over unsubstantiated advertising about job placement, but Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over same claims remains.


July 18, 2012

The manufacturing industry's alternative credentialing system goes forward, but leans on new higher education partners. The stackable credentials are a promising blend of competency and academics.

July 13, 2012

A federal judge finds that Education Department's 2005 punishment against Decker College -- which pushed it into bankruptcy -- was predicated on an accreditor's misrepresentations.

July 10, 2012

WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.

July 10, 2012

Western accreditor's decision to let a for-profit company buy a struggling nonprofit college suggests path is still possible when missions align.

July 3, 2012

Study compares earnings outcomes of those who started in certificate or associate programs at for-profit and nonprofit institutions.

July 3, 2012

In wake of for-profit colleges' court victory on "gainful employment" rules, will Education Department appeal or just revise rules -- and snare more institutions in the process?

July 2, 2012

Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.

June 29, 2012

California's new financial aid cuts are aimed squarely at career colleges, another sign that the battle over for-profit regulation may be moving to the states.

June 25, 2012

Education Department officials protected sensitive information during gainful employment rulemaking, audit finds, but transparency is questioned, and Republican senators want deeper inquiry.

June 22, 2012

Budget woes will trump ideology in for-profit policy debate, says industry trade group's chief, who calls for members to reduce reliance on federal revenue.


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