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July 31, 2012, 11:11 am
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 2, 2012, 2:22 pm
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

June 27, 2012, 5:41 pm
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.

May 25, 2012, 1:58 pm
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

March 16, 2012, 6:02 pm
Lawsuits Address Recruitment Practices at For-Profit Colleges

This week’s for-profit education news features two lawsuits filed against two different companies. One suit was settled; another, from a … Continue reading

December 12, 2011, 3:51 pm
How the For-Profit College Industry Took on the Obama Administration (and Won)

Where could you find alleged threats against a high-ranking senator, millions of dollars changing hands and a massive, coordinated show … Continue reading

September 19, 2011, 1:01 pm
Joe Nocera on Why We Need For-Profit Colleges

In recent weeks, for-profit colleges and universities have seen some bad news, including a federal lawsuit alleging fraud at EDMC, … Continue reading

August 24, 2011, 2:20 pm
For-Profit College Enrollment Drops Sharply

Are the industry’s glory days over? It’s likely too early to tell, but The Wall Street Journal’s Melissa Korn has … Continue reading

August 9, 2011, 6:21 pm
Feds Sue Second Largest For-Profit Education Company, Allege Fraud

“We are forced to do anything necessary to get people to fill out an application. Our jobs depend on it.” … Continue reading

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