For-profit colleges

What Took You So Long?

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At career college meeting, session on Spellings Commission aftermath has decidedly different (and more positive) cant.

Debate Under Duress in California

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With law regulating for-profit higher education now inoperable, efforts to replace it face resistance even as legislators approve one solution.

California's Regulatory Meltdown

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When a California bureau charged with regulating the state’s for-profit institutions closed down July 1, the concept of “state approval” became theoretical, if only for a short time.

College for Sale

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Purchase of Touro's distance education division reflects trend of for-profits buying nonprofits -- with goal of expanding online offerings.

Significant Victory for Students or Small Potatoes?

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California attorney general heralds Corinthian Colleges' $6.5 million settlement over company's practices, but consumer advocates criticize it.

Possible Next For-Profit Target

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Sheldon Jackson, a financially struggling college, is latest nonprofit to consider alliances.

Search for Consensus in California

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Debate over regulating for-profit colleges seems as intractable as ever as two new proposals for overseeing the sector circulate.

'New Players, Different Game'

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At the beginning of their new book on for-profit higher education, William G. Tierney and Guilbert C. Hentschke talk about the academic division between "lumpers" and "splitters," the former focused on examining different entities or phenomena as variations on a theme and the latter focused on classifying entities or phenomena as truly distinct.

New Legal Challenge for Accreditation

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A "tentative" federal court order suggests that states can't favor one regional accreditor over another -- and could complicate the California for-profit college debate.

Upbeat Assessment of Career College Market

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For-profit higher education providers close out a year marked by rising stock prices, growing enrollments, and easing of regulatory problems -- though challenges remain.

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