“Traditional” Colleges Push Back on Department’s Regulatory Actions, Too

It seems that for-profit colleges aren’t the only ones concerned with the heightened regulatory environment created by the Department of Education’s relentless advancement of stringent policy proposals and expanding federal mandates. In a letter to Congress, the American Council on Education (ACE) – the leading lobby group for “traditional” schools – expressed its support for the bill, Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2637), which would “prevent future federal overreach in postsecondary academic affairs” and eliminate regulations adversely affecting colleges and universities, such as the college ratings system and a federalized…Read more …

For-Profit College Graduates: Meeting & Exceeding Their “Traditional” College Counterparts in Job Performance

A survey conducted by consulting firm Carl Marks Advisors reveals a key finding on the graduates of for-profit colleges that negates the media’s unrelenting mantra against the industry: their on-the-job performance is just as good as, if not better than, that of traditional college graduates. Carl Marks Advisors surveyed 425 human resources professionals and corporate executives involved in the hiring process to “better understand employers’ perceptions surrounding the value of online and for-profit degrees.” 95 percent of respondents reported the on-the-job performance of for-profit college graduates as average, above average or outstanding. Given…Read more …