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For Profit Colleges: Maintaining a Permanent Underclass

Julia Meszaros | Posted 11.09.2014 | Education
Julia Meszaros

Much like car title loan companies and paycheck lending companies, for profit colleges prey on poor and minority students, saddle them with debt, and leave them with only debt, as their degree is often worthless in the job market.

Chris Kirkham

'The Federal Government Is Being Played For A Chump' | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

By every available indication, Corinthian Colleges Inc., one of the country's largest chains of for-profit colleges, stands out as an institution whos...

GOP Rep Invokes Holocaust In For-Profit College Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

At a National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities conference this week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) invoked a phrase associated with ...

For-Profit College Would 'Bribe' Students: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.01.2013 | College

A lawsuit filed this month in San Diego, Calif. alleges DeVry University Inc. leadership in the city bribed students and sought ways to work around fe...

For-Profit College Shuts Down, Leaving Students Out in the Cold

David Halperin | Posted 03.16.2013 | College
David Halperin

A for-profit college suddenly shut down all its campuses last week, leaving Massachusetts and Maryland students out in the cold. Although we don't know all the facts yet, the school's abrupt demise appears to be a window into how lax standards in the for-profit college industry can harm students and taxpayers.

Tyler Kingkade

Some For-Profit College Presidents See The Need For Regulation | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.14.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- If all goes according to plan, Grand Canyon University's teams will play in a Division I athletics conference and its campus will maintain...

Tyler Kingkade

Applying Health Care Reform Rules To For-Profit Colleges | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2012 | College

The College Student Rebate Act, introduced last week by Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and John Tierney (D-Mass.), would require colleges that spend l...

For-Profit Education: Value for Whom?

Jeremy Dehn | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Jeremy Dehn

For-profit colleges' alleged support of increased accountability across all colleges and universities is yet another position that reeks of PR posturing by emphasizing some details at the expense of far more pertinent ones.

The Way Forward for Higher Education Is Not For-Profit Colleges

Tressie McMillan Cottom | Posted 10.10.2012 | College
Tressie McMillan Cottom

If we need more post-secondary education for more Americans we can and should invest in the nation's community college sector, not for-profit colleges.

Understanding the Controversy Surrounding For-Profit Higher Education

William G. Tierney | Posted 10.10.2012 | College
William G. Tierney

After two year's worth of chairing frequently combative committee hearings on for-profit higher education, Sen. Tom Harkin's four-part report should come as no surprise. But there is more bad news for the industry.

New For-Profit College Lobbyist Is Long-Time Champion of Troubling Policies

David Halperin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
David Halperin

Sally Stroup is a long-time specialist in federal higher education policy -- with a subspecialty in promoting the interests of private companies who seek excessive compensation from taxpayers while performing poorly for students.

Insider's View of For-Profit Colleges, Race, Class and Education Justice

Tressie McMillan Cottom | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Tressie McMillan Cottom

Kaplan's assertion that students' fears and pain should be used to motivate them insinuates what many of us suspect to be true of the people who end up at for-profit colleges: they are lazy and stupid. But the students I worked with were not lazy, unmotivated, or stupid.

Chris Kirkham

White House Issues Rules On For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

The Obama administration on Thursday issued a series of highly anticipated regulations aimed at cracking down on for-profit colleges and other career ...

For-Profit College Enrollment Soared 418 Percent

Yahoo! News | Liz Goodwin | Posted 07.27.2011 | College

The number of bachelors degrees given out by for-profit colleges skyrocketed by 418 percent since 2000, according to data from the National Center for...

For-Profit Colleges -- Still Partying Like It's 1999

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

We've heard all of the talking points that there are a "few bad apples" in the for-profit college business. See you in another twenty years, as we surely will table the debate on whether to further regulate for-profit colleges.

Why Government Must Rein in For-Profit Colleges

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ben Jealous

Students trying to improve their job prospects shouldn't be duped into taking on crushing debt in exchange for the promise of a future job that will probably never materialize. A

Are You In Debt To A For Profit College?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For-Profit colleges have been criticized by the federal government for their deceptive recruiting practices and predatory financial aid programs. ...

For-Profit Colleges Ramp Up Lobbying Efforts | TAMAR LEWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For-profit colleges have increased their lobbying against proposed Education Department rules to cut off federal financial aid to programs whose stude...

Are For-Profit Colleges Evil?

Matthew Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Greenfield

When I learned from my CUNY students what it takes to manage a large construction project or to modify a car engine, I developed a higher degree of humility about my own particular skill set.

We Don't Need No (For-Profit) Education

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

The for-profit college industry is offering prospective students certificates and degrees that are often useless after badgering them into signing up for federal student loans that they may never be able to repay.

Degreed And Jobless, For-Profit College Graduate Turns To Stripping

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Carrianne Howard hoped to find a job in the video game industry. She did -- kind of. Fo...

Sen. Tom Harkin SLAMS For-Profit Colleges At Hearing

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The head of the U.S. Senate's education panel lashed out at the for-profit education sector in a congressional hearing on Wednesday after government i...