For-profit colleges

Enrollments tumble at for-profit colleges

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Enrollments at for-profits decline steeply, but some of those cuts have been voluntary, and could be smart moves in the long run.

American Public University enlists faculty to write e-textbooks

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American Public University System taps professors to write e-textbooks. The move could be a cost-saving innovation, but will raise hackles among publishers and some faculty members.

Ky. Attorney General Jack Conway battles for-profits

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Attorney general Jack Conway has taken on for-profit colleges in a big way -- and some of their leaders are donating to his opponent. But will his multi-state investigation run out of steam?

College degrees increasingly help firefighters get ahead

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A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.

Hitting Hard on Fraud

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A proposed federal crackdown on financial aid fraud rings could harm law-abiding students and community colleges.

Going Off on Online Rankings

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For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.

Another Change to 'Gainful Employment' Regs

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Proposed rule would ease requirements for approval for new vocational programs.

Serving Soldiers?

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The U.S. Senate is flirting with policies that could harm for-profit colleges' success with veterans and active-duty military students.

Online and Outsourced

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Recommendation to create Nevada Virtual College, 2-year college to be run by outside vendor, provokes backlash from faculty members and some administrators.

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