Protests Follow Closure of Florida For-Profit College

March 1, 2016

Former students of Mattia College held a protest Monday after the institution announced this weekend that it had shut down, The Miami Herald reported. Students said there is no one to help them, as they need to continue their education but are finding themselves unsure of their ability to transfer any credit.

The Herald recently reported on a boom in for-profit higher education, prompted by 15 state laws to encourage more for-profit colleges to open. But this boom is now being followed by closures, in part because of tougher federal enforcement of laws about colleges deemed to be a financial risk.

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