For-profit colleges

Tears for a For-Profit College's Demise

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Think of all the ink (or its digital equivalent) that has been spilled in national publications (including this one) over the possible closure of places like Antioch College and the New College of California. Distraught faculty and staff bemoaning lost opportunities for students. Anguished alumni and local residents decrying the potential disappearance of a cherished community asset. And dozens, even hundreds, of faculty and staff members confronted with the loss of their jobs.

Protection for For-Profit Colleges

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Federal appeals court's ruling highlights use (mainly by career-related institutions) of clauses requiring students to pursue complaints through arbitration instead of the legal system.

Revolt Against Outsourced Courses

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Students at small state university -- discovering that their university awards credit for classes taught by online, for-profit company -- set off debate on what college instruction should be.

The Sale of Waldorf

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Liberal arts institution, unable to balance budget, will become part of a for-profit, online university. The college will survive and grow, but tenure and the Lutheran affiliation will soon disappear.

Ferment Over For-Profit Colleges

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Education Department tries again to allay concerns that it is taking regulatory aim at career institutions, amid accusations that stock prospectors are sowing uncertainty.

Evidence of California's Regulatory Vacuum

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As officials in California have grappled for more than two years with a structure and law for regulating for-profit colleges in the state, there has been much speculation about hypothetical ways in which the expiration of the law governing for-profit regulation could limit the ability of students to seek redress from career college

For-Profit, For God

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Grand Canyon was the first college to call itself Christian and for-profit, Crichton will be the next -- but likely not the last.

Turnover at the Top

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Two months after ITT acquired Daniel Webster College, top administrators and dozens of staff members at New Hampshire institution are reportedly being laid off.

Crowding Out For-Profit Colleges

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Study finds taxpayer-supported bond initiatives shift students from area proprietary institutions to community colleges, boosting enrollment at these already crowded public institutions.

Served, Yes, But Well-Served?

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Nearly a quarter of all Pell Grant funds now go to students at for-profit colleges. What does that mean for the students, and for higher education?

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