U.S Pauses New Rules for Predatory For-Profit Colleges

Photo Credit: Evan Vucci / AP The Trump administration is officially reconsidering and may do away with, two new rules which served as the cornerstone of the Obama administrations tough crackdown on predatory for-profit colleges. The Department of Education announced on Wednesday its temporarily halt to changes that would erase the student loan debt of […]

Feds Give 800 For-Profit Colleges Failing Grades

Feds Give 800 For-Profit Colleges Failing Grades All across America, hundreds of programs at for-profit colleges are at risk of losing federal funding unless their graduates begin earning higher wages. The Department of Education issued its first round of data measuring the success of 8,700 career program graduates and their ability to repay their student […]

For-Profit Schools Sanctioned by the Government – Is Yours on the List?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”54px|0px|0px|0px”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_padding=”9px|0px|0px|0px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.63″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.63″] College is generally considered to be a place of rules, regulation, and fairness, but many for-profit schools have come under great scrutiny for various questionable practices. Some schools have been investigated for misleading advertising, unethical recruiting practices, or unlawful use of […]

ITT Tech Accreditation Company (ACICS) Gets Shut Down by Federal Government

In a surprisingly turn of events following defunct ITT’s closure, the accrediting agency that gave the school its stamp of approval has now lost its own recognition from the government. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accredits roughly 245 colleges, enrolling 600,000 students. Many of these schools are for-profit colleges, as was […]

Steep drop in Enrollment for Many For-profit Colleges

Statistics show a lot of the students who attend for-profit colleges tend to be of the lower income class and older and schools are now struggling to sign them up. Kevin Kinser, a professor of education policy at Pennsylvania State University, said it comes down to a simple math problem. The enrollment decline at for-profit colleges don’t reflect some […]

Public Government Driving Colleges to Privatization

Each day, higher education as a whole is becoming increasingly politicized. Over the past few years, the U.S. government has become a hostile environment for corporate business, with some large companies leaving the country and others restructuring into S corporations or partnerships, both of which have lower tax rates and fewer regulations. Many public companies […]