State lawmakers look to limit influence of for-profit colleges

Kentucky's attorney general has taken an aggressive stance toward for-profit colleges.

Kentucky’s for-profit colleges and universities, many with large online course offerings, could face tighter regulations after members of an education committee in the State Senate voted unanimously to form an oversight committee for for-profit schools.

The Senate Education Committee on March 26 approved the oversight bill that will alter the State Board for Proprietary Education to regulate for-profit schools. The board existed before the new law was introduced, but six of the 11 board members were from for-profit programs.

The new measure would limit the number of for-profit employees on the board to four.…Read More