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For Profit College

What College Was Michael Brown About to Attend?

David Halperin | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

It has been widely reported that Brown had enrolled at for-profit Vatterott College, although the school has declined to confirm that information. Vatterott, whose investors include Mitt Romney, has a history of deceiving and abusing students.

Another For-Profit College Chain Might Be Doing Down

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Posted 07.22.2014 | College

A number of signs point to the for-profit company Anthem Education closing two of its three Missouri campuses in Fenton and Maryland Heights over the ...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit Colleges That Bury Students In Debt Face Second Obama Crackdown | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business

The Obama administration on Friday will release new regulations intended to target for-profit colleges and career training programs that leave student...

You'll Make Less Money If You Switch To A For-Profit College: Study

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.28.2014 | College

A student who transfers from a community college to a for-profit school will earn less once they have their degree than if they were to attend a publi...

Chris Kirkham

College Accreditation Panel Recommends For-Profit University Probation | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

A team of accreditors reviewing the University of Phoenix has recommended that the school be placed on probation, the university's parent said Monday,...

Chris Kirkham

Senate Report Lambasts For-Profit Colleges, Lax Regulation | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

After a two-year investigation of the for-profit higher education industry, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Monday unveiled an exhaustive report on the co...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Executives Paid On Profit, Not Student Success | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

Top executives at major for-profit colleges take in millions of dollars in annual compensation -- primarily from taxpayer subsidies -– yet most of t...

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College Could Lose Accreditation and Access To Federal Dollars | 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...

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Future Of For-Profit College Regulations Now In Obama Administration's Hands | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

After a federal judge struck down key parts of new regulations on for-profit colleges last weekend, it's undecided whether the Department of Education...

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Crux Of Obama For-Profit College Rules | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

A federal judge has struck down central parts of hotly debated new federal regulations meant to rein in for-profit colleges that often leave students ...

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State Prosecutors Probe Company That Connects Veterans With For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

The explosive enrollment growth of for-profit colleges in recent years has been aided by the lead-generation industry, a little-known collection of on...

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At For-Profit Colleges, The Greatest Chance of Debt With No Diploma | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Amy Kaplan was less than halfway through a photography degree program at the Art Institute of California-Hollywood last summer, but she was at a cross...

Student Loans: The Real Numbers to Worry About

Ellen Schloemer | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money
Ellen Schloemer

News stories about student loan debt have suddenly become as numerous as stories on the U.S. economic recovery. For some really scary statistics, check out a recent College Board study on for-profit colleges.

Chris Kirkham

Senate Bill Targets Multi-Billion Dollar Ad Spending At For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

The rapid growth of for-profit colleges over the past decade has been aided by billion-dollar ad campaigns on daytime television, the Internet and hig...

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For-Profit College Chain Engages In 'Predatory Lending', Whistleblower Claims | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Another former recruiting manager has come forward with allegations that a prominent for-profit college chain routinely misled students about tuition ...

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After New Regulations, For-Profit College Executives Change Course In 2012 | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Four years ago, during the last presidential election, James "Bill" Heavener, CEO and co-chairman of the for-profit Full Sail University, served as a ...

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With Powerful Allies In Washington, For-Profit Colleges Evade Stricter Rules | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Cass Sunstein, President Obama's top regulatory czar, said a parade of for-profit college lobbyists and executives who marched through his office last...

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For-Profit College Chief Resigns After Company Overstated Value of Degrees | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

The chief executive of one of the nation's largest chains of for-profit colleges resigned earlier this week, following an internal investigation that ...

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With Goldman's Foray Into Higher Education, A Predatory Pursuit of Students and Revenues | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Education Management Corp. was already a swiftly growing player in the lucrative world of for-profit higher education, with annual revenues topping $1...

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

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...