For-profit colleges

Readier for Prime Time?

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With sights set on going public, Grand Canyon U. snags a leader from a crosstown behemoth in for-profit higher ed -- the University of Phoenix's parent company.

How the For-Profits Go for Students

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At national gathering, administrators worry about competition and consider strategies: Internet-phone links, ways to position against nonprofits, and hiring recruiters from the military and weight loss programs.

State Collaboration on For-Profit Higher Ed

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Those charged with quality assurance see need to work together, given changes in the industry.

When State Oversight Ceases

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Temporary law providing some measure of supervision of California's for-profit colleges expires. The search for a new regulatory system is still stalled.

From Idaho to California

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When Idaho regulators contacted two unaccredited colleges about their lack of state approval, the institutions seem to have relocated -- to a state where they wouldn't be so encumbered.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

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What happens when boards and presidents quickly fall out of love?

Saving a Christian College

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Weeks after abandoning traditional academic program to focus on adults, Crichton becomes latest small nonprofit institution to shift to for-profit model.

Nonprofit Colleges as Takeover Targets

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Investors are buying traditional institutions -- but the hurdles, including "cultural risks," are many.

Food for Thought

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Cooking shows spur enrollment in culinary programs.

A City Refills Its Plate

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After losing a popular arts and culinary university, Charleston, S.C., recruits another institution to fill the void.

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