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(fər-prŏf′ĭt, fôr-)
Established or operated with the intention of making a profit: a for-profit organization.
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Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin to discuss recent VA proposals related to the financial relationships of its employees with for-profit colleges and the for-profit college industrys shameful record of preying on veterans.
Tressie McMillan Cottom tackles the topic of for-profit colleges in her new book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy, she doesn't do it only as an academic who has studied the institutions.
The for-profit college industry may be unpopular with the Obama administration, but it still has many friends in high places.
Nonprofit health insurers may tend to use a different individual health insurance pricing strategy than for-profit issuers.
For the giant for-profit chain founded just 20 years ago, the fall from grace was aided by lawsuits from several state attorneys general and the federal government, and investigations by the SEC.
Employers looking at applicants with bachelor's degrees in business are 22 percent less likely to call back graduates from for-profit online schools than those from non-selective public institutions, according to a new study comparing employer perceptions of public and for-profit institutions of higher education.
WASHINGTON -- For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.
Less-fortunate students, by contrast, are often forced to choose among the many colleges that get lumped into broad lower tiers on best colleges lists, or from private for-profit colleges that are not even ranked at all.
In 2012-13, the for-profit behemoth awarded 25,820 associate degrees.
For-profit schools too often promise much but deliver little to students, leaving them mired in debt and, if they graduate, in possession of worthless certificates and degrees.
These obligations are a particular problem with respect to the for-profit higher-education sector, which receives a large and ever-growing proportion of federal aid.