For-profit colleges

Ashford University's traditionalist leaders think for-profit can thrive

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Two veterans of traditional higher education talk about why they took on the challenge of leading for-profit Ashford University during a severe accreditation crisis.

California cities back new low-cost college option for working adults

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With support from big-city mayors in California, for-profit college offers working adults with employer-paid tuition aid a college option with no out-of-pocket costs.

For-profit Grand Canyon jumps to Division I athletics

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Division I sports has its first openly for-profit member, with the planned addition of Grand Canyon University.

Grand Canyon uses online to pay for scholarships and campuses

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Looking like a nonprofit, Grand Canyon University pays for a thriving campus and generous scholarships with a big online program. Will other for-profits copy the model?

The credit hour causes many of higher education's problems, report finds

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The credit hour wasn't supposed to measure learning, for good reason, according to a new report, which recommends how to revise or even drop the standard without leading to abuse.

Newt U. runs on Kaplan platform from GOP convention

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Newt Gingrich teaches Newt U. from GOP convention, and the classes are streamed online by KAPx, a new MOOC platform from Kaplan.

Kelly and Schneider on the completion agenda

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A new book of essays takes stock of where "completion agenda" stands. The volume's editors talk about key lessons from the still nascent college completion push.

Harkin releases critical report on for-profits

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Sen. Tom Harkin releases critical final report on for-profit higher ed after two-year investigation. While voluminous and often scathing, the report probably won't lead to major legislation, for now.

Study finds wage disadvantage for those starting at for-profits

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Study compares earnings outcomes of those who started in certificate or associate programs at for-profit and nonprofit institutions.

For-profits take brunt of new Cal Grant cuts

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California's new financial aid cuts are aimed squarely at career colleges, another sign that the battle over for-profit regulation may be moving to the states.

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