For-profit colleges

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.

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

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