Watch FRONTLINE’s Reporting on Now Defunct Corinthian Colleges
In the wake of the Biden administration granting former Corinthian Colleges students nearly $6 billion in loan forgiveness, revisit “College, Inc.” and “A Subprime Education,” our documentaries covering for-profit colleges.
June 3, 2022
WATCH: At For-Profit Colleges, Large Loans and Broken Promises
Take a sneak peek at "A Subprime Education," a new FRONTLINE documentary investigating the troubled for-profit college industry.
September 13, 2016
Another For-Profit College Chain Closes Its Doors
Around 40,000 college students at more than 130 campuses have no classes after ITT Technical Institute -- one of America's largest for-profit college chains -- shut its doors.
September 7, 2016
Obama Plan Eyes Debt Relief for Defrauded Students
A sweep of reforms will help defrauded students to sue their schools and have their federal loan debt forgiven, but the for-profit college industry is crying foul.
June 15, 2016
For-Profit College is Closed After Fine for its Job Placement Claims
The closing of Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation's largest for-profit colleges, comes less than two weeks after the Department of Education fined it almost $30 million for "misrepresentation of job placement rates."
April 27, 2015
Senate Committee Comes Down Hard on For-Profit Colleges
Following a two-year investigation, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Labor, Education and Pensions [HELP] yesterday released a dense and damning report on the for-profit college industry.
July 31, 2012
Judge Blocks Key Provision of "Gainful Employment" Rules
A federal judge has struck down a Department of Education initiative aimed at improving the quality of degrees issued by for-profit colleges
July 2, 2012
Some For-Profit Schools At Risk of Losing Federal Aid
The Obama administration warned this week that nearly 100 for-profit colleges could lose federal funds for not meeting new performance requirement standards.
June 27, 2012
As Public Schools Face Cutbacks, Federal Funds Flow to For-Profits
While state and local governments cut back funding to public higher education institutions, the volume of federal government subsidies to for-profit colleges and universities continues to increase
May 25, 2012
Joe Nocera on Why We Need For-Profit Colleges
September 19, 2011