For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Oct 28, 2016
Campaign contributions from for-profit colleges continue to tilt heavily to Republicans. But the struggling sector's political giving is down since peaking in 2012.


April 28, 2016

A decision today by Apollo Education Group's shareholders could determine today whether U of Phoenix is sold or not.

April 22, 2016

Federal judge rules Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lacks the authority to investigate for-profit-college accreditors.

April 19, 2016

Head of embattled for-profit-college agency resigns.

April 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton pledges to outdo the Obama administration in cracking down on for-profits. But will her ties to the industry, including the $16.5 million Bill Clinton earned working for Laureate Education, influence her approach?

March 28, 2016

Education Department says students who attended dozens of Corinthian-owned campuses across the country are now eligible for federal loan forgiveness.

March 24, 2016

Federal judge backs finding that an accreditor misled the Education Department about a now-closed for-profit institution, and relieves most of the college's debt.

March 11, 2016

Historian A. J. Angulo examines the history of for-profit colleges and universities and how many of the problems surrounding these institutions aren't new, but rooted in a past that goes back to the colonial era.

March 7, 2016

Grand Canyon U's leaders criticize decision by its accreditor to block the company's attempt to go nonprofit, raising questions about the broad use of outsourcing in higher education.

March 4, 2016

The Obama administration prods state regulators to tighten their oversight of for-profits, with a focus on job placement rates. But confusion about calculating those rates reigns, and many state agencies are understaffed and outgunned.

February 18, 2016

The beleaguered U of Phoenix fires back with new advertising campaign that challenges criticism of the for-profit institution.


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