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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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.

January 13, 2011

Report from for-profit college lobbyist aims to undermine agency's much-publicized critique of the sector.

January 4, 2011

Has a partnership between a private university and a for-profit company created a better way to get students prepared for transfer?

December 16, 2010

Reformers herald StraighterLine's approach to low-cost college courses as a game-changer. But a months-long review raises significant concerns about quality.

December 10, 2010

Under attack itself for corrections made to earlier report, Senate committee releases critique of flow of military and GI Bill money to for-profit colleges.

November 17, 2010

Community colleges have been the target of attacks from the for-profit education sector lately.

November 8, 2010

Amid increasing scrutiny of for-profits, panel asks what proprietary colleges can teach non-profit sector. And a noted NPR analyst says newspaper ties to for-profit industry will keep regulators at bay.

November 4, 2010

National data show growth in faculty positions and stagnation in administrative jobs in all sectors, though increases of instructors are mostly among adjuncts.

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