For-profit colleges

Apollo's new owners to seek fresh start for beleaguered company

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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.

FTC and Education Department take action against DeVry University

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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.

U.S. Department of Education says additional Corinthian campuses misled students

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The Education Department says additional campuses at the defunct for-profit chain exaggerated job placement rates, making another 85,000 students eligible for debt relief.

Obama administration, states reach major settlements with Education Management Corporation

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Obama administration and state attorneys general settle cases against EDMC. Could these be a blueprint for others?

Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau files an investigative demand with a national accreditor that recognizes hundreds of for-profits.

As for-profit education sector faces financial woes and greater regulatory scrutiny, banks gain influence over colleges

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As proprietary colleges struggle, banks gain increasing influence over their fates and their dealings with the government.

Ashford U's closure and what it says about for-profit higher ed

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Ashford University is shutting down, 10 years after it became the platform for a publicly traded, mostly online college. A look at what the situation says (and doesn't say) about for-profit higher ed.

The for-profit industry is struggling, but has not reached the end of the road

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Feeling the push to survive heightened regulations, intense scrutiny and negative perceptions, the for-profit industry looks to transition to a new era.

Business is booming for American for-profits in Brazil. Is that good?

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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?

U.S. will erase debt for Corinthian students, create new loan forgiveness process

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Obama administration announces debt relief for tens of thousands of former Corinthian students -- and possibly many more students at that college and others.

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