For-profit colleges

New data show slowing national enrollment decline

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National enrollment slide slows, but community colleges and for-profits continue to lose students, with differences among age groups.

In gainful employment fight, for-profits make familiar arguments against different landscape

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Can a for-profit industry beset by growing legal and financial woes fend off the Obama administration's second try at gainful employment rules?

New default rates trip up a community college

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Congress expanded federal student loan default metrics to scrutinize for-profits, but community colleges are worried, too, at least one with good reason.

Civitas brings completion-oriented big data to community colleges and universities

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Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing. 

National Hispanic U.'s teach-out raises questions about Hispanic student market

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National Hispanic University shutters degree programs in part because of aid program eligibility, but some question whether demand is there for such a specialized university.

Obama administration's proposed gainful rewrite sets stage for another lobbying blitz

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The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges tees up several months of contentious debate and lively lobbying. 

Details of gainful employment proposal expected Friday

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The White House gives reporters a sneak peek at its final gainful employment proposal, but important details should be released today.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sues ITT, alleges predatory loan scheme

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Consumer protection bureau's first action against a for-profit college signals how aggressively the watchdog agency plans to use its enforcement powers in the industry.

Grand Canyon University wants tax breaks as it expands in Arizona

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Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks as it expands.

New federal scorecard for veterans

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Federal agency releases new college comparison site for student veterans and data about where they are enrolled, earning praise from both for-profit colleges and their critics.

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