For-Profit Colleges

For-profit institutions have come under fire for saddling students with too much debt and not enough job options, even as enrollment has nearly tripled to 1.8 million since 2000. New federal regulations are aimed squarely at the booming businesses, threatening to cut off student aid if too many graduates default on their loans.

Seeking a fresh start, battered for-profit colleges give themselves a new name

Rebranding highlights a three-year strategy to reverse dramatic enrollment declines

Once-high-flying private, for-profit universities seek turnaround strategies

After crackdowns, bad PR, and crashing enrollments, schools turn back to roots

How a regulatory blind spot puts the integrity of nonprofit higher ed at risk

The implications of the rise of the covert for-profit college

The perils of enrolling in for-profit colleges

Students wait outside Everest College, Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 in Industry, Calif., hoping to get their transcriptions and information on loan forgiveness and transferring credits to other schools.…

States crack down on for-profit universities

When Hannah Benbow ran into problems with the for-profit college she attended, she turned to the federal government for help. Benbow, 24, wrote to the U.S. Department of Education when…

For-profit Career Education Corp. to close 23 campuses after enrollment plummets

California Watch For-profit college giant Career Education Corp. announced that it will close 23 of its 90 campuses and eliminate 900 jobs after the company reported a…

Senate report finds large cost gap between for-profit, public colleges

California Watch Among the findings of a U.S. Senate committee’s recently released investigation of the nation’s for-profit college industry is a stark assessment of the huge gap between what it…


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For-profit colleges pumping campaign money to foes of regulation

For-profit colleges and universities and their industry association gave at least $694,829 to political candidates through May 31, much of it to members of Congress who oppose greater regulation of…

More students defaulting on college loans

Another sign of America’s struggling economy revealed itself yesterday when the U.S. Department of Education released figures indicating that the percentage of people defaulting on college loans rose from…

For-profit universities: By the numbers

Just how well do students who attend five of the largest, most well-known for-profit schools in the U.S. do when it comes to repaying their loans?