For-profit colleges

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

For-Profit, For God

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Grand Canyon was the first college to call itself Christian and for-profit, Crichton will be the next -- but likely not the last.

Turnover at the Top

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Two months after ITT acquired Daniel Webster College, top administrators and dozens of staff members at New Hampshire institution are reportedly being laid off.

Crowding Out For-Profit Colleges

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Study finds taxpayer-supported bond initiatives shift students from area proprietary institutions to community colleges, boosting enrollment at these already crowded public institutions.

Served, Yes, But Well-Served?

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Nearly a quarter of all Pell Grant funds now go to students at for-profit colleges. What does that mean for the students, and for higher education?

Who Watches California For-Profits?

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Bill to provide state oversight of proprietary sector -- unregulated now for two years -- has chance of passage, but consumer advocates wonder if students would be better served by no bill at all.

In Search of Evidence, and Acceptance

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In proposed research center, for-profit college leaders seek ways to answer fundamental question: Do their institutions expand access or exploit students?

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