Clearing Misconceptions in Distance Ed Enrollments by Sector: IPEDS Reality Check

March 19, 2014 Let’s play a game.  What percentage of all distance education enrollments occur in for-profit institutions?  In private, non-profits?  In public institutions?  Hold onto your guesses as we’ll get to the answers later in this blog post. The U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS survey gives us an interesting snapshot of distance education adoption […]

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For-Profit Hearing: Legislation Might Include All Colleges & Greed is Good

“I can assure you that this committee will be exploring legislative changes.” That statement came from Sen. Tom Harkin (IA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee at the end of the third hearing on for-profit colleges that took place this morning. Today’s hearing had elements of theater and the most […]

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Senate ‘For-Profit’ Hearings: We ALL Need to Pay Attention

If you have not heard about it, there are several links below to coverage of the U.S. Senate’s hearing last week regarding for-profit institutions. I could not make it to DC for the hearing, but I followed the tweets and watched most of the testimony online. Committee Chair Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa raised concerns […]

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