For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
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As proprietary colleges struggle, banks gain increasing influence over their fates and their dealings with the government.

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October 18, 2010
U. of Phoenix plans to 'hyper-personalize' learning experience for all 400,000 of its students by building an online learning platform that thinks.
October 13, 2010
Princeton Review looking to expand program offering Massachusetts community colleges accelerated health science degree programs to students willing to pay more.
October 8, 2010
GAO report says Education Department -- particularly in Bush administration -- did too little to enforce federal law barring commissions for college recruiters.
October 5, 2010
As community colleges are celebrated at White House summit, for-profit colleges go on the offensive.
October 1, 2010
Partisan divide in for-profit debate intensifies as Tom Harkin's committee examines student outcomes and profit margins.
September 30, 2010
Students and employees gather in Washington to speak out against "gainful employment" regulations and Congressional action.
September 29, 2010
Sector turns to ads, rallies and big Washington names to fight Congress and the Obama administration.
September 24, 2010

(Update: Education Department officials announced Friday afternoon that they would delay until early 2011 publication of final rules aimed at ensuring that vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment." Department officials said the move would not delay the ultimate implementation of the gainful employment proposals past their current July 2012 date, and characterized the decision as an opportunity to hold public hearings and other meetings to give the many people who've weighed in on the rules more time to "clarify the comments they’ve submitted and respond to questions

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.

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