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Backed Into A Corner

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As the Obama administration weighs public comment on its second proposal to more tightly regulate for-profit colleges, the industry is once again fighting in earnest to fend off the regulations. But this time the debate over the “gainful employment” rules is playing out across a different landscape.

The for-profit sector has been hit …

For-Profit For Sale?

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Corinthian Colleges signaled on Wednesday that it was open to merging or selling off all or part of its business. But the embattled for-profit chain faces a tough market, as well as looming regulatory and legal challenges. The company’s various holdings now enroll 75,000 students, according to a corporate filing it released …

Tightening Rules On Career Colleges

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The Washington Post featured an editorial about the "gainful employment" rule, taking opposition to the proposed regulations that target career colleges while largely letting the rest of higher education off the hook.

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New Federal Oversight Proposed For Career Colleges

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Three Congressional lawmakers are pushing for a new federal committee that would coordinate the government’s oversight of career colleges. Senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Tom Harkin of Iowa, both Democrats, plan to introduce legislation Thursday that would create a committee comprising representatives from nine federal agencies that oversee for-profit colleges.

The committee …

Is Restructuring Of Schools The Answer To Gainful Employment Rules?

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Problems with career colleges are receiving a great deal of attention in education news, and most of the conversation revolves around increasingly modest federal "gainful employment" rules that judge college programs based on their graduates’ debt levels.

The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities is aggressively lobbying lawmakers to further weaken the …

For-Profit Med School Seeks Gainful-Employment Exemption

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As the White House forges ahead with its controversial "gainful employment" rule, the nation’s only for-profit medical school is waging a lonely fight for an exemption from the measure.

Officials at Rocky Vista University worry that the proposed rule, which would cut off federal aid to programs whose graduates struggle to repay their …

If For-Profits Vanished

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A newly released study found that four states would need to spend $8.4 billion over five years to educate the 1.4 million students who attend career colleges in those states.

The report, which was prepared by the Nexus Research and Policy Center, calculated that number by looking at state and local expenditures necessary …

US Proposes Test For Career Colleges

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The Obama administration took new steps last week to hold "for-profit" colleges and other career-training programs accountable for producing graduates who can earn enough money to pay back student loans. The proposed “gainful employment” regulations would take away a program’s eligibility for federal student aid if too many of its students defaulted …

Proposal Sets Stage For Gainful Fight

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The Obama administration’s unveiling of a proposed set of rules aimed at clamping down on career education programs, mostly at career colleges is just the latest flashpoint in a years-long battle with the controversial sector of higher education.  The proposed rules also tee up what is expected to be another round of …

Colleges Are Tested By Push To Prove Graduates’ Career Success

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College admissions officers trumpet graduates' success in finding well-paying jobs. But the schools often have a hard time getting solid proof. Boiling down employment outcomes to a single metric isn't easy, many college officials say, since hurdles stand in the way of gathering meaningful figures and conveying them. Others say they are …

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