For-profit colleges

Federal Trade Commission steps up scrutiny of for-profit colleges

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The government's consumer watchdog -- the Federal Trade Commission -- tightens guidelines aimed at for-profits and tells student veterans to be cautious about the industry.

Metrics of college performance don't reach adult students

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Adult students aren't using College Scorecard and other consumer websites as they consider college, and they aren't interested in performance metrics like graduation rates and debt levels.

Horn and Kelly on book about role of for-profits

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A new book of essays looks at the role for-profit providers can play in higher education, particularly how they could help promote quality and cost effectiveness. 

For-profit Kaplan branches out with learning science projects

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Kaplan, which includes Pearson-like ed-tech offerings as well as for-profit degree programs, won't miss a beat as The Washington Post moves on.

List of gainful employment negotiators emerges

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Education Department taps negotiators for gainful employment rule-making. Broad set of viewpoints represented.

Incoming student characteristics determine graduation rates, studies find

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Colleges that serve fewer disadvantaged students have higher graduation rates, new studies find, a fact policy makers should heed.

Career Education Corp. expands major adaptive learning experiment

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Career Education Corp. gets a jump on adaptive learning, a reminder that for-profits can move fast and go big with emerging technologies.

New GAO report on spending patterns of veterans' tuition benefits

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New federal report tracks where 1 million student veterans are going to college, and where the $11 billion in education benefits they receive is going.

Revised paper on for-profit wage data shows hazards of comparison

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Working paper that stung for-profits is revised, now declaring roughly equal job-market returns of credentials earned at for-profits versus nonprofit colleges.

For-profit fights resume with new twists on old debates

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Washington is gearing up for the next round of fights over for-profit colleges, with student veterans and gainful employment getting top billing.

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