For-profit colleges

Defeat for For-Profit Model

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Illinois faculty push back -- and university agrees to make new online entity nonprofit, with programs run by academic departments.

Change in Direction for Career Colleges

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In new leader, lobbying group for for-profit institutions likely to choose someone who can work well with nonprofit sector.

California Regulatin'

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California has had anything but a proud history when it comes to monitoring its for-profit institutions. After all, this is a state that in the 1980s gained a suspect reputation as the “diploma mill capital of the world,” as a 2005 independent monitoring report points out.

Another Move From Public to Private

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Laureate Education, a big player abroad, becomes latest higher ed company planning to abandon Wall Street.

The New Face of For-Profit Colleges

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Harris Miller, chief of career college group, seeks to reach out to nonprofit colleges and Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Aggressive Tack on Accreditation Rules

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U.S. proposes regulatory changes that could force agencies to set minimum standards for colleges on student learning.

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.


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