For-profit colleges

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.

College for Sale

Purchase of Touro's distance education division reflects trend of for-profits buying nonprofits -- with goal of expanding online offerings.

Significant Victory for Students or Small Potatoes?

California attorney general heralds Corinthian Colleges' $6.5 million settlement over company's practices, but consumer advocates criticize it.

Possible Next For-Profit Target

Sheldon Jackson, a financially struggling college, is latest nonprofit to consider alliances.


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