For-Profit Education

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education bans free online classes in head-scratching move

    As we told you about this morning, college is expensive and only getting pricier. So what's an aspiring human being with limited financial means to do? One option, you might think, is to take free online classes, like those offered by Coursera.SEE ALSO: Minnesota college grads have third-most debt; ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2012

    For-profit colleges swindle students

    Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Larry Isaak, Capella president, lasts four months

    Business is business. Larry Isaak leaves Capella.​Just a few weeks ago, Minnesota for-profit university Capella predicted a 35 percent drop in enrollment for the coming quarter. As a result, upwards of 125 non-faculty were expected to get pink slipped, and the company's stock took a beating. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Minnesota's for-profit schools still cashing in on student debt

    j.o.h.n. walkerCongratulations, debt slaves!​How can you tell when a college or university is taking advantage of its students? When the school is better at signing them up for student loans than it is at preparing them for the job market. By that test, some Minnesota schools aren't doing so well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    John Kline wants to kill for-profit education reform

    Rep. John Kline: No new oversight on my watch.​When we told you about the problems plaguing the for-profit education industry in our cover story November, there was still a glimmer of hope: the Senate was considering stricter regulations to stop shoveling federal money to schools that care more ab ... More >>