For-profit colleges

For-profits should get ahead of accountability push, experts say

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Panelists at for-profit association meeting say industry should get ahead of accountability push by measuring student outcomes and making them public.

Grand Canyon U. hires adjuncts as full-time online faculty

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Grand Canyon University hires 98 adjuncts as full-time online professors in an attempt to boost student retention and faculty satisfaction.

GAO releases new investigation of for-profit colleges

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The government investigator releases a potentially damaging investigation of for-profits, but its impact may be lessened because of a flawed previous investigation.

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.

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