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US NEWS: Students Are Returning to For-Profit Colleges

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Here’s a puzzle. Enrollment continued to decline at public community colleges this 2014-15 academic year, but not so much at private, for-profit ones. Of course, the for-profit colleges offer not only two-year degrees, but also four-year and graduate ones too. But they’re both drawing from a similar pool of older, low-income students. …

QUAD CITIES ONLINE: Government rating colleges, bad idea that’s likely to happen

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In August 2013, the Obama administration announced that they planned to publish their ratings of college and universities by the 2015-2016 academic year, which is only a few short months away.  The details of what they intend to do remain sketchy.  Nevertheless it seems likely that they intend to push forward with …

BUSINESS INSIDER: Here’s the letter 15 students refusing to pay their federal loans wrote to the Department of Education

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Fifteen students are refusing to pay back federal student loans taken out to attend schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., a network of for-profit colleges located across the US and in Canada.

The New Yorker reports that Corinthian Colleges – which at one time enrolled more than 100,000 students – has faced a …

NONPROFIT QUARTERLY: Blurred Lines: Universities Experiment with For-profit, Nonprofit, and Other Hybrids

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Most people who know of Alliant International University (AIU) would regard it as a small, primarily graduate and professional studies university serving approximately 4000 students in several campuses throughout California and one site in Mexico. If asked about AIU’s corporate status, students or those otherwise knowledgeable might not know, or would guess …

INSIDE HIGHER ED: With Deregulatory Slant, A Higher Ed Act Push

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Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday committed to finishing a rewrite of the Higher Education Act by the end of this year as he backed a plan written by colleges and universities to roll back federal requirements on higher education.  

“We’ll get it done this year,” Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the …

THINK PROGRESS: $480 Million In For-Profit College Debts Are Actually Worth Less Than $8 Million

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Students who were bilked into taking abusive high-interest student loans out from a leading for-profit college company will get some significant relief, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Tuesday. A total of $480 million in debt will ultimately be forgiven under the arrangement and 40 percent of the amount will be …

Reinventing Ourselves

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Reinventing Ourselves

By Raul Valdes

Focusing on the sector's time-tested strengths will be essential for turning around the reputation and performance of career colleges in 2015.

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The Changing Role of EDU Leadership

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Leading Through Innovation: The Changing Role of EDU Leadership

By Martin Lind

CCC Magazine – 2015: A New Beginning

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2015: A New Beginning

 

By Kevin Kuzma

Six steps to a default management plan for your campus

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Six steps to a default management plan for your campus

By Rob Davenport, senior writer at TG’s HigherEDGE®

Here’s a February Valentine most schools don’t want to receive: draft cohort default rates. If you’re not familiar with them, cohort default rates, or CDRs, tell schools how many of their …

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