For-profit colleges

Education Department to release data reports on accreditors based on measures of student achievement

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The Education Department has created new data reports on the performance of accrediting agencies, using measures such as graduation and loan repayment rates at colleges the agencies oversee.

Education Department recommends eliminating national accreditor to many for-profit colleges

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Education Department staff proposes termination for ACICS, threatening access to federal aid for the 243 institutions -- many of them for-profit -- the national accreditor oversees. Updated with reactions.

Draft federal rules for debt forgiveness please consumer groups, anger for-profits

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Education Department unveils draft regulations for borrowers seeking federal debt forgiveness, which include an end to mandatory arbitration agreements and requirements for some for-profits to be on the hook to pay for debt relief.

Study finds that most who enroll at for-profit colleges experience earning declines

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New study says typical experience of those who enroll at for-profit colleges is a decline in earnings and a rise in debt.

Controversial accreditor ACICS tried to shut down a for-profit but was blocked by judge

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National accreditor ACICS, which faces an existential threat for being too lax with bad actors like Corinthian Colleges, tried to yank its approval of Bristol U, a deeply troubled for-profit. But a judge blocked the accreditor's move.

Hillary Clinton's ties to for-profit education companies

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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?

Presidents of public universities criticized for joining boards of for-profit university

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In California and Arizona, two college presidents joined the board of for-profit education company. After widespread criticism, one quit and another is facing demands that she do the same.

Accreditor blocks Grand Canyon U's attempt to become a nonprofit

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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.

Obama administration leans on state agencies to tighten up oversight of for-profits

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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.

What does Trump University show about state regulation of for-profit schools?

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State regulators, not the federal government, were in the best position to crack down on Donald Trump's now-defunct educational venture, which has become a hot campaign issue.

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