For-profit colleges

College Enrollments Continue to Swell

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For-profit institutions and female and minority students gain most, Education Department study finds.

More Scrutiny for Career Education Corp.

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Pennsylvania and New Jersey are latest states to investigate for-profit company's campuses.

Advice for the Senate

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College groups offer suggestions on how to improve on the House's Higher Ed Act legislation.

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.


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