For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Apr 17, 2015
Education Department turns up heat on for-profits with job-placement-rate scrutiny, three months before gainful-employment rules kick in. But lack of federal standards for placement rates causes confusion.

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June 24, 2014

Corinthian Colleges and the Education Department strike a deal to keep the for-profit chain afloat long enough to sell or "teach out" its 107 campuses.

June 20, 2014

Corinthian Colleges Inc. teeters on the brink as the Education Department delays payments, raising worries about what will happen to the for-profit's 72,000 students.

May 28, 2014

As public comment period ends for the administration's "gainful employment" proposal, for-profit colleges and supporters blast the rules as an overreach; critics of the industry say proposal doesn't go far enough.

May 27, 2014

Gainful employment will leave fewer options for underserved students, finds a study the for-profit industry commissioned. It also gives hints about a possible legal challenge.

May 22, 2014

Proprietary institutions need to shun short-run investor thinking in favor of long-term thinking with students and social purpose in mind, Jorge Klor de Alva argues.

May 22, 2014

Architect of Obama administration's "gainful employment" rules offers philosophical justification for why corporate-backed colleges need a tougher form of regulation.

May 20, 2014

Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

May 16, 2014

Sen. Harkin joins consumer groups in call for stronger gainful employment rules, and the retiring senator points to other Democrats who will continue the fight.

May 7, 2014

Troubles mount for Corinthian Colleges, a slumping for-profit, which this week signaled it was open to a sale or merger.

May 7, 2014

Can a for-profit industry beset by growing legal and financial woes fend off the Obama administration's second try at gainful employment rules?

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