Gainful Employment: “Who…benefits from this regulation?”

In a piece titled "Higher Education Issues: 15 for '15" that was published in Forbes this week, contributor John Ebersole – president of the Albany-based, private, nonprofit Excelsior College – provides insight into some of the most pressing issues the higher education sector will face in the New Year. Readers of our blog will certainly not be surprised to see that Gainful Employment made the list. As Mr. Ebersole writes, it is a topic “that refuses to go away” and a policy that “applies more broadly than most think (not just to for-profits),…Read more …

Gainful Employment: A Look Back at 2014

A new year has started, and with it, the usual flurry of promises for change, predictions about what's ahead, and ultimately, what our world might look like this time next year. While we won't pretend to have insightful predictions about many things, as an association of proprietary colleges, APC does have its pulse on the higher education sector, and an inkling of what the industry might face in 2015. As with all projections, we can never be entirely sure of anything – but, the one thing we know for certain is that the…Read more …

Leading by Example on Student Loan Defaults

APC member colleges have long been avid proponents of leading by example when it comes to student outcomes. As we’ve outlined throughout our previous blog profiles, respected institutions such as the School of Visual Arts, Monroe College, LIM College, Berkeley College, Bryant & Stratton and Utica School of Commerce pride themselves on providing not only a challenging and robust curriculum, but a reliable support network that primes students for future career success. Indeed, when staking a claim to certain traits or attributes and attempting to establish credibility in any space — education or…Read more …