For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
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Education Management Corp. is shutting down most Brown Mackie College campuses because of dwindling demand for the for-profit and its programs.

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September 23, 2011
The U.S. Senate is flirting with policies that could harm for-profit colleges' success with veterans and active-duty military students.
September 15, 2011
A trade group has created standards of conduct for the industry, and a foundation to enforce them. But will enough key players sign on?
August 15, 2011
Developments in two whistleblower lawsuits raise prospect that commercial colleges could face more U.S. pressure in the courts.
July 20, 2011
With sector under continued attack, 20 for-profit colleges -- all regionally accredited -- seek to distinguish themselves with increased transparency.
July 11, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Weeks after the U.S. Education Department issued softened regulations designed to ensure that vocational programs prepare graduates for "gainful employment," House Republicans made abundantly clear Friday that, in their view, the rules had not been eased nearly enough, and that they would continue to oppose them.

June 20, 2011
Harris Miller resigns abruptly as chief executive of association of for-profit colleges, citing exhaustion. Board said to be tired of him, too.
June 13, 2011

By giving U.S. government new way to measure "value" of academic programs, rules could reframe federal regulation of all colleges, not just for-profits.

June 8, 2011
Although the long-awaited "gainful employment" rule has now been released, latest Senate hearing on for-profit colleges follows a familiar path.
June 2, 2011
In softening rules requiring for-profit and vocational programs to prepare students for "gainful employment," Education Dept. disappoints supporters and fails to mollify critics.
May 25, 2011
Spat between Ellis U. and regional accreditor highlights challenges for institutions and regulators alike as higher ed business partnerships grow in scope and complexity.

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