For-profit colleges

Examining an Island Medical School

After newspaper questions credentials of dean, officials in Caribbean plan to investigate.

Defeat for For-Profit Model

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

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

California Regulatin'

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

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

The New Face of For-Profit Colleges

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

Aggressive Tack on Accreditation Rules

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

What Took You So Long?

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

Debate Under Duress in California

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

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.

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