Presidents / chancellors

Education Department reviews its monitoring of large for-profits in wake of Corinthian collapse

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The messy failure of Corinthian Colleges raises questions about limitations of the Education Department's oversight of for-profit chains, and how it might tighten as other companies teeter.

Community colleges and for-profits fare similarly in new study of employer responses

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Employers view for-profits and community colleges equally on job applications, a novel study finds, but what that means is in the eye of the beholder.

Looming default rates could penalize community colleges where few students borrow

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Community colleges ask Washington for help on a federal loan-default measure they say is snagging colleges where relatively few students borrow.

Clearinghouse report identifies 31 million who attended college but didn't complete

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New data on the 31 million Americans who attended college but failed to earn a credential, including details about 4 million who are almost there.

Competency-based education gets a boost from the Education Department

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The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

Few for-profits have become nonprofits, despite regulatory environment

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For-profits are under fire, and a few have made the jump to become nonprofits. But the process is tricky and offers a mixed bag on regulatory benefits.

Clearinghouse study finds declining student persistence rates

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More students are leaving higher education after their first year, according to new national numbers that are bad news for the college completion push.

Feds and Corinthian agree to a plan for the for-profit's closure, but questions remain

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Education Department and for-profit college company agree to a phasing out plan, with 85 U.S. campuses on the block and a dozen to close.

Corinthian's failure could cost the federal government $1.2 billion

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Corinthian Colleges and the feds have a day to decide how to dismantle the huge for-profit, with the fate of students, employees and $1.2 billion in loans hanging in the balance.

Corinthian's failure (and U.S. role in it) fuels for-profit critics

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The Education Department improvised in helping to shut down Corinthian Colleges, raising questions about a similar approach with other large for-profits.

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