For-profit colleges

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.

For-Profit Seal of Approval

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A trade group has created standards of conduct for the industry, and a foundation to enforce them. But will enough key players sign on?

For-Profits and the False Claims Act

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Developments in two whistleblower lawsuits raise prospect that commercial colleges could face more U.S. pressure in the courts.

For-Profit Debate Redux

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Senate roundtable features continued criticism of the sector -- and continued pushback against more regulation.

Stepping Out

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With sector under continued attack, 20 for-profit colleges -- all regionally accredited -- seek to distinguish themselves with increased transparency.

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