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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October 10, 2012

The number of students enrolled in U.S. colleges declines in 2011, the first such drop in at least 15 years. For-profit colleges lose the most.

October 8, 2012

Looking like a nonprofit, Grand Canyon University pays for a thriving campus and generous scholarships with a big online program. Will other for-profits copy the model?

September 21, 2012

New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.

August 10, 2012

Strayer offers big new scholarships, with tuition savings of as much as 30 percent. Will for-profits begin discounting tuition to cope with declining enrollment and federal scrutiny?

July 31, 2012

Senator Harkin's two-year investigation of for-profit higher education ends, but the policy battle is far from over. What comes next?

July 30, 2012

Sen. Tom Harkin releases critical final report on for-profit higher ed after two-year investigation. While voluminous and often scathing, the report probably won't lead to major legislation, for now.

July 18, 2012

The manufacturing industry's alternative credentialing system goes forward, but leans on new higher education partners. The stackable credentials are a promising blend of competency and academics.

July 13, 2012

A federal judge finds that Education Department's 2005 punishment against Decker College -- which pushed it into bankruptcy -- was predicated on an accreditor's misrepresentations.

July 10, 2012

WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.

July 10, 2012

Western accreditor's decision to let a for-profit company buy a struggling nonprofit college suggests path is still possible when missions align.

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