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.
For-Profit Higher Ed
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.
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.
The beleaguered U of Phoenix fires back with new advertising campaign that challenges criticism of the for-profit institution.
U of Phoenix's new owners could be looking to make major changes as the for-profit eyes transition to being a privately held company.
Massachusetts for-profit college friends and foes have something to cheer in the federal court decision.
Federal Trade Commission alleges the for-profit university misled students about their employment and income prospects, and Education Department seeks to stop DeVry from making deceptive advertisements.
After years of allegations of deceptive marketing practices, for-profit Westwood College is no longer accepting new students after another multimillion-dollar agreement with a state attorney general.
The Education Department says additional campuses at the defunct for-profit chain exaggerated job placement rates, making another 85,000 students eligible for debt relief.
Obama administration and state attorneys general settle cases against EDMC. Could these be a blueprint for others?
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