For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Mar 14, 2019
State lawmakers, advised by Robert Shireman, want to fill what they call a void in federal leadership by enforcing regulations on for-profit institutions and recently converted nonprofit colleges.

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October 15, 2018

Colleges should use current events like the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh to foster understanding in our students, writes Karen Gross.

September 12, 2018

Education Corporation of America says it will close nearly 30 campuses across the country by 2020 -- a response to lower student enrollment and another sign of restructuring in the for-profit sector.

September 11, 2018

An accreditor places each college of the for-profit Center for Excellence in Higher Education on probation, finding misrepresentations to students and -- at one campus -- discriminatory attitudes toward students.

September 7, 2018

Purdue Global faculty members will no longer be required to sign a contentious employee agreement that allowed the university to be arbiter of who owns rights to instructional materials.

August 15, 2018

Large childcare provider offers free tuition for day care center workers to pursue degrees in early childhood education -- with strings attached.

August 15, 2018

The role of college oversight bodies is in the spotlight as more large for-profit institutions look to reclassify as nonprofits.

August 13, 2018

Education Department's decision to drop gainful-employment rule will mean lowest-performing programs keep $5.3 billion over next decade.

July 18, 2018

Nonprofit National University System seeks to expand into online graduate and doctoral programs by buying for-profit Northcentral University.

July 3, 2018

Grand Canyon, a large, thriving Christian for-profit, will divide in two, with new nonprofit university giving for-profit company 60 percent of tuition in exchange for a broad range of support services.

June 22, 2018

Buyer commits to keeping Westminster on its Princeton campus for 10 years and maintaining current academics for five, but opponents of the deal are unimpressed.

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