For-profit colleges

A For-Profit Buys a Catholic College

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A for-profit college based in California has purchased a Catholic liberal arts college in Iowa.

Credit Check

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Rep. John Boehner told a group of college presidents Tuesday that members of Congress are tired of hearing from constituents who can't figure out why their children can't transfer credit from one institution to another.

"We hear about it nonstop," Boehner (R-Ohio) said. He said that both of his daughters were "caught up" in the issue, thinking that they were taking courses that would transfer -- only to find out that wasn't the case.

Congress to Colleges: Bush Budget is DOA

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Put a bunch of college officials in a room the week after the release of the federal budget proposal, and it's not hard to tell what it contained. Lots of money, lots of smiles (O.K., that doesn't happen a lot).

With a budget like last week's -- full of hundreds of millions of dollars in proposed cuts to programs that colleges hold dear -- the mood is one of uncertainty and frustration. And that was evident Monday at the National Legislative Summit put on annually by the Association of Community College Trustees and American Association of Community Colleges.

Trade School Chain Shuts Down

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A for-profit group in Oregon and Washington State -- facing several investigations -- shut  down suddenly at the end of last week.

DeVry Buys Nursing School

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A major player in for-profit higher education adds to its medical offerings.

How to Compete

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The new economic market in higher education may lead one liberal arts college to sell its adult education programs to another.

For-Profit Interest

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Private investments in higher education were up substantially in 2004.

Another Bailout by a For-Profit

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Salem International University, a private institution in West Virginia, is negotiating to be sold to an investment group.

Career Colleges Brace for '60 Minutes'

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As "60 Minutes" prepares to broadcast a potentially damaging report on for-profit colleges, the Career College Association has begun a public relations campaign aimed at dealing with "any fallout here in Washington or elsewhere," the group's president said in an e-mail to its members last week.

Who They Are and Where They're Going

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As enrollments at American colleges continue to soar, vaulting past the 17 million mark in fall 2002, students grow ever more likely to be black or Hispanic and female and to attend community colleges or for-profit institutions, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Education Department.

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