College, Inc.: For-profit colleges


Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Capella, Sophia.org release 25,000 free academic tutorials

The site, Sophia.org, offers free stuff to educators and students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges | Tags:  for-profit education, online education

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/11/2012

ACT College president defends late aid payments

Federal officials say the college intentionally kept aid dollars from students; college leader says the problem was an obsolete record system.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance, For-profit colleges | Tags:  student aid

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Guest post: Eight thoughts on higher education in 2012

Today’s guest bloggers offer four causes for concern and four reasons for hope.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Public policy, Students, Technology, Online

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/13/2011

The 10 lowest college graduation rates in D.C., Md. and Va.

The “bottom 10” include a handful of for-profit colleges, high-poverty HBCUs, a night school and a Christian campus in central Virginia.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, For-profit colleges | Tags:  University of the District of Columbia, University of Maryland, University College

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Study: Two-fifths of high school graduates are unprepared for college or the workforce

Fully 40 percent of graduates are ready for neither college nor the workforce, according to the authors of a new study.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Guest post: In defense of federal student aid

A college president and former beneficiary of federal aid contends that the program should be seen as an investment.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Public policy, For-profit colleges

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 11/22/2011

GAO report alleges low standards at for-profits

One undercover student handed in photographs in lieu of an essay and got credit. Several gained admission using bogus diplomas.

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:58 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Public policy

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 09/13/2011

For-profit colleges release “responsible conduct” standards

Industry coalition proposes ethical rules for for-profit colleges

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:06 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, For-profit colleges | Tags:  Kaplan Higher Education

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/14/2011

University of the People: Tuition-free higher education

Pasadena school offers courses at little or no charge to students who could not otherwise afford a college education.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, For-profit colleges, Online | Tags:  University of the People

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Budget deal funds Pell, doesn’t block for-profit rules

The cuts to need-based Pell grants that had been widely feared by Pell supporters did not happen.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, For-profit colleges, Public policy | Tags:  for-profit colleges, Education Department, Pell Grants

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Maryland moves to regulate for-profit colleges

General Assembly jumps in ahead of slower-moving federal regulation effort

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Marketing, Public policy | Tags:  Kaplan, for-profit colleges, Maryland

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, Pell grants, higher education cuts

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 09/22/2010

For-profit higher ed company opens national ad campaign

A national ad campaign by for-profit higher education provider Corinthian Colleges Inc. seeks to draw decision-makers and the broader public into a long-simmering debate over whether the federal government should tighten regulations on colleges that operate for profit.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:58 PM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges | Tags:  Corinthian Colleges ad, for-profit ad campaign, for-profit colleges, for-profit higher education, for-profit lobbying, gainful employment

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 09/10/2010

Kaplan responds to Education Department

In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, released late Friday, Kaplan CEO Andrew S. Rosen proposed what amounts to a money-back guarantee for customers in its for-profit Kaplan Higher Education division. The letter, dated Sept. 8, was in response...

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:09 PM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges | Tags:  Kaplan Washington Post, for-profit colleges, for-profit higher education

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Higher ed community focuses on Post, Kaplan

In a lead news article today headlined "Watching a Watchdog," the industry publication Inside Higher Ed draws attention to what it terms rising concerns among higher education observers about the editorial independence of The Washington Post in covering for-profit higher...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges | Tags:  For-profit colleges, Kaplan Washington Post, Washington Post for-profit, for-profit higher education

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Feds publish for-profit loan repayment rates

A spreadsheet published late Friday by the federal Education Department answers a much-debated question in the federal effort to regulate for-profit colleges: Can students at for-profit schools repay their loans? The department released loan repayment rates for individual colleges. The...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges | Tags:  Corinthian Colleges, Kaplan University, Strayer University, for profit colleges, for profit stocks, for-profits