For-profit colleges

Metrics of college performance don't reach adult students

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

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

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

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

Incoming student characteristics determine graduation rates, studies find

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

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

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

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

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

Aftermath of for-profit fight in Wisconsin

State's push to rein in for-profit colleges with strict performance standards goes nowhere, but Milwaukee passes a unique ordinance aimed at the industry.

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