For-profit colleges

Pell spending declines despite growth in grant recipients

Federal spending on the biggest student grant program surprisingly declines by $2.2 billion, even as numbers of recipients increased. But a sword still hangs over the program.

Strayer's scholarship and tuition discounting by for-profit colleges

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?

Next Steps for Harkin and For-Profits

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

For-profit Ashford University loses accreditation bid

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.

Accreditor's decision shows for-profits can still take over nonprofit colleges

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

Gainful employment's hazy next steps

In wake of for-profit colleges' court victory on "gainful employment" rules, will Education Department appeal or just revise rules -- and snare more institutions in the process?

U.S. judge invalidates federal rule governing college vocational programs

Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.

Attorneys general announce settlement with for-profit college marketer

In the first result of a multistate investigation into for-profit colleges, state attorneys general announce a settlement -- with a marketing company.

Education Department releases data on 'gainful employment' rule

Education Department releases data showing how vocational programs performed in the first year of the "gainful employment" metric. Five percent of programs -- all at for-profit colleges -- fell short of the targets.

U. of Texas community college leadership program's founder moves to for-profit

Founder of UT-Austin's community college leadership program, the field's big fish, is moving to a for-profit, fueling worries about the future of the program's affiliates, NISOD and CCCSE.

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