For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Sep 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.

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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.

February 9, 2016

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.

January 28, 2016

Massachusetts for-profit college friends and foes have something to cheer in the federal court decision.

January 28, 2016

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.

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