For-profit colleges

Global and Local

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A new for-profit player -- Whitney International U. -- has ambitions to operate all over the world, and to offer teacher education in the U.S.

U.S. Orders Corinthian to Repay $775,000 in Student Aid

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Education Department imposes no fines or penalties after investigation into wrongdoing at Bryman College campus in San Jose.

Pink Slips

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Grand Canyon University dismisses 17 professors -- including 5 with tenure -- drawing scrutiny from AAUP and an accreditor.

DeVry's Retrenchment

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DeVry University cut back faculty positions last week in a continuing effort to bolster profits amid decreasing enrollment.

The for-profit institution said Wednesday that it had eliminated the jobs of 134 faculty members, both full-time and part-time. DeVry had already carried out two voluntary buyout programs earlier in the fiscal year. This most recent reduction, in which 29 faculty members voluntarily took a buyout, followed an evaluation of DeVry’s “campus-based instructional needs.”

Donald Trump Founds 'University'

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Once you've done real estate, casinos, an airline, and reality television, what's left? For Donald Trump, there's always higher education.

On Monday Trump unveiled his own "university," which will sell CD-ROMs and offer online courses in real estate and business. No credit or degrees will be offered, although baseball caps and shirts with the university logo may be purchased ($21.95 for a cap, $39.95 for a golf shirt).

Challenge to Teacher Ed

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For-profit venture seeks to offer a new model, involving close ties to school districts and a curriculum based on the latest research. 

Report Criticizes Lack of Data on For-Profit Students

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Agencies should push for more and better information on completion and job placement rates, consumer group says.

Scarlet Letter

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New law in Oregon will force people with unlicensed degrees to raise a red flag to potential employers.

House Dives In to the Higher Ed Act

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Debate is intense over for-profit colleges, but decisions on many issues are forestalled.

Out of the Doghouse

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Accreditor lifts probation at commercial college that was subject of "60 Minutes" investigation.

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