For-profit colleges

The Senate's Higher Ed Act

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The U.S. Senate's education committee will convene today to take up its version of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act -- a bill that most college lobbyists prefer to the version passed in July by the parallel panel in the House of Representatives.

Major Troubles for Decker College

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For-profit with ties to N.Y. gubernatorial candidate is barred from U.S. aid programs and faces Ky. inquiry.

ITT, Calif. Settle False Claims Lawsuit

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Higher education company to pay state $725,000 for errors that led to financial aid overpayments.

Demanding Credit

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GAO backs Republican plans that would make it easier -- too easy, some fear -- to transfer credits among institutions.

Understanding Independent Students

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A majority of undergraduates aren't considered to be financially tied to their parents.

DeVry's First Dorm

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For-profit higher education, with its emphasis on serving part-time, older students, has not traditionally been in the business of building dormitories.

But DeVry University dedicated its first dormitory last week, at its Fremont campus, outside of San Francisco. Not only is the dorm a first for DeVry, which has campuses in 22 states, but it goes against the pattern at national, for-profit colleges. The University of Phoenix and Corinthian Colleges, for example, don't have any dorms or plans to build them.

Don't Know Much About History

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Many colleges in recent years have eliminated majors or departments in relatively obscure fields, citing the need to focus on areas with growing student interest. Few, however, have taken the step Post University plans: eliminating majors in English and history and upper-level courses in liberal arts generally.

Growth of For-Profit Colleges Moderates

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Enrollment and stock growth of for-profit companies slow, but analysts say industry is still attractive to investors.

N.Y. Reins In For-Profit Colleges

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Citing scandals, state regents forbid new programs pending a review of regulations and rules.

An Agenda Begins to Emerge

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Better access for needy students and more "transparency" about colleges' performance top federal commission's early goals.

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