For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Jun 16, 2015
Amid enrollment and revenue declines at home, American for-profit education companies have looked abroad, including to Brazil. But can -- and should -- Brazil's boom in proprietary education continue?

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March 17, 2014

The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges tees up several months of contentious debate and lively lobbying. 

March 17, 2014

The Higher Learning Commission rejects Laureate Education's bid to add the Thunderbird School of Global Management to its network of institutions.

March 14, 2014

The White House gives reporters a sneak peek at its final gainful employment proposal, but important details should be released today.

March 4, 2014

With the release of the final gainful employment proposal looming, for-profits and their critics duke it out in the commentary section of The New York Times.

February 13, 2014

Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks as it expands.

February 10, 2014

For-profit colleges' students and alumni generally praise their experience but question the value of their degrees, a study finds.

December 17, 2013

Many of Australia's vocational institutions promote themselves in ways that are "too good to be true," study by federal regulator finds.

December 17, 2013

Binding arbitration clauses in enrollment forms for for-profit higher ed leave students without legal rights when they have been ripped off, writes Stephen Burd.

December 16, 2013

The Education Department plans to release its own take after negotiators fail to agree, but feds promise to listen to suggestions.

November 19, 2013

As a federal panel reconvenes to negotiate "gainful employment" regulations, representatives of for-profit colleges -- backed by a surprise visit from a key Congresswoman -- step up their criticism.

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