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For-Profit Colleges Appear to Use Random WASP College Name Generator

David Halperin | Posted 10.06.2015 | College
David Halperin

In the for-profit college field, it appears that what works are preppy-sounding family or village names, evoking Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Amherst -- in other words, evoking exclusivity, nurturing, tradition, success, power.

Colleges With The Highest Enrollment In The Country

Posted 01.08.2013 | College

If you go to a large state university with 30,000 students, which accounts for half of the town's population, a bigger school may seem unimaginable. N...

For-Profit College Lures 14-Year-Old, Dumps Him, Sticks Him With the Bill

David Halperin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
David Halperin

But the more citizens become aware of bad practices in this industry, and the more they make clear that they are tired of members of Congress defending these bad actors, the more likely it is that the corruption will end.

Chris Kirkham

College Could Lose Accreditation and Access To Federal Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

In just seven years, Ashford University has grown to be one of the nation's largest for-profit colleges, morphing from a 300-student Catholic school i...

Chris Kirkham

Senate Panel Probes Massive Growth At Tiny College

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - In a wide-ranging hearing on Thursday, a Senate panel set its sights on the tremendous growth of a tiny Iowa college that has become one ...

Chris Kirkham

Buying Legitimacy: How A Group Of California Executives Built An Online College Empire

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CLINTON, Iowa -- Inside the red brick campus of Ashford University, perched on a bluff above the Mississippi River, the door marked "President's Offic...