For-profit colleges

A New Leaf at Phoenix?

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For-profit giant -- under fire in Congress -- announces shifts in recruiting tactics.

Watching a Watchdog

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The Washington Post faces questions over its support for for-profit higher ed -- including visits to Congress by Don Graham on behalf of Kaplan.

3 Million and Counting

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As policy debate rages about for-profit colleges' value, their enrollments continue to soar, nearing 12 percent of all students.

California Ends Deal With Kaplan

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Community college chancellor kills agreement that let students from overcrowded institutions take courses from the for-profit and transfer them back.

Phoenix Pays to Tell Its Story

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For-profit college turns to events co-branded with media outlets to change minds and critics wonder about the journalistic ethics of providing positive PR.

Harkin Nixes Purported Investor Event

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After Wall Street firm invites investors to fancy dinner with senator to discuss for-profit higher ed -- at $10,000 a pop -- he says the event was never a done deal.

Monitoring the For-Profits

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Education Department and accreditors say it's not their job to police colleges, and point to states. Wisconsin regulators are willing -- but not quite able -- to patrol the beat.

Duking It Out on 'Gainful Employment'

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WASHINGTON – After more than a year of wrangling, the last chance for colleges, associations and individuals to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment" rules came to a close last week with the end of the public comment period on the department’s proposed regulations.

Defaults Edge Higher

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Education Department data show growing numbers of borrowers are unable to repay their federal loans -- especially at for-profit colleges.

Where Are Your Professors?

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While nonprofit colleges are forthcoming with their faculty lists, for-profit institutions are more reluctant -- irking some academic leaders.

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