For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
May 07, 2015
Two major for-profits announce campus closures and sell-offs as the industry continues a long slide caused by regulatory crackdowns, competition and bad publicity.

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March 18, 2013

Last week's proposal out of California would give for-profit higher ed legitimacy it has long sought, and undercut the role of accreditation and the authority of public universities to control the quality of their programs, writes Tressie McMillan Cottom.

February 26, 2013

For-profit university's accreditation troubles deepen with probation recommendation based on alleged lack of autonomy from its corporate parent.

February 18, 2013

An unaccredited California institution lacks approval by the state to operate, but is allowed to enroll international students -- some of whom say the education is seriously substandard.

 

February 5, 2013

Wisconsin heats up as a for-profit regulation battleground, as its largest city turns against sector amid controversial Everest College campus's collapse.

January 28, 2013

A for-profit college has emerged as a leading choice for undocumented students in Arizona.

January 24, 2013

The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, invests $150 million in Laureate Education, a for-profit higher ed provider.

December 21, 2012

Sector's stratospheric enrollment growth flattens, in wake of policy changes that restricted flow of public funds to students at private institutions.

December 17, 2012

With support from big-city mayors in California, for-profit college offers working adults with employer-paid tuition aid a college option with no out-of-pocket costs.

November 28, 2012

Division I sports has its first openly for-profit member, with the planned addition of Grand Canyon University.

October 26, 2012

The University of Phoenix is down after a tough year. But betting against Phoenix is risky, as the flagship for-profit doubles down on career services and its ties with employers.

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