For-profit colleges are on the ropes. Damaging congressional investigations, a bruising fight over new federal regulations, and a stagnant economy have all combined to reverse what had been unprecedented growth in for-profit enrollments, the Atlantic reports. The latest numbers suggest that new student enrollments fell 14 percent at the top 10 for-profit universities, with giants like the Apollo Group and Kaplan University experiencing declines of more than 40 percent. As Bloomberg Businessweek reported last week, financial analysts now see an outlook for proprietary colleges that ranges from uncertain to gloomy……Read More
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ROTC marches through the Ivy League
Spurred on by Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s scheduled repeal, Columbia and Yale Universities are signing an agreement on Thursday allowing the Reserve Officer Training Corps back on campus for the first time in decades, reports the Atlantic. Both schools will now have Naval ROTC programs that can use school facilities, making it more convenient for enrolled students to participate in the program and presumably easier for the military to recruit……Read More