For-profit colleges

CEO of global for-profit on its expansion, accreditation and for-profit debate

Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

Senate Democrats join push for stronger gainful employment rules

Sen. Harkin joins consumer groups in call for stronger gainful employment rules, and the retiring senator points to other Democrats who will continue the fight.

New data show slowing national enrollment decline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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