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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September 24, 2010

As largest regional accreditor toughens stance on for-profit colleges, two major companies, Bridgepoint and Argosy, seek shift to Western region -- which says it won't be a patsy.

September 23, 2010

A House panel questions the Pentagon's oversight of distance education -- particularly that offered by for-profit colleges -- for active duty service members.

September 20, 2010

While nonprofit colleges are forthcoming with their faculty lists, for-profit institutions are more reluctant -- irking some academic leaders.

September 13, 2010

WASHINGTON – After more than a year of wrangling, the last chance for colleges, associations and individuals to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment" rules came to a close last week with the end of the public comment period on the department’s proposed regulations.

September 10, 2010

Education Department and accreditors say it's not their job to police colleges, and point to states. Wisconsin regulators are willing -- but not quite able -- to patrol the beat.

September 1, 2010

For-profit college turns to events co-branded with media outlets to change minds and critics wonder about the journalistic ethics of providing positive PR.

August 26, 2010

As policy debate rages about for-profit colleges' value, their enrollments continue to soar, nearing 12 percent of all students.

August 26, 2010

Community college chancellor kills agreement that let students from overcrowded institutions take courses from the for-profit and transfer them back.

August 24, 2010

For-profit giant -- under fire in Congress -- announces shifts in recruiting tactics.

August 24, 2010

The Washington Post faces questions over its support for for-profit higher ed -- including visits to Congress by Don Graham on behalf of Kaplan.

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