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    The year’s biggest higher ed stories — so far

    These topics have resonated most with our readers so far in 2022.

    By Higher Ed Dive Staff • Dec. 5, 2022
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    For-profit Pittsburgh Career Institute closes suddenly, citing ACICS shutdown

    The institution said the Education Department’s decision to pull its accreditor’s recognition led to its demise.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Education Department releases final rules on borrower defense to repayment, closed school discharge

    New regulations set to take effect July 1 are an effort to hold colleges accountable while supporting students, officials say.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    How a boot camp sold ISAs and ended up filing for bankruptcy protection

    Prehired faces a glut of state investigations. A critic says the case could indicate larger problems for a vocational niche that had been booming.

    By Lilah Burke • Oct. 21, 2022
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    For-profit college owners should be on the hook for loan discharges, 6 senators argue

    Key Democratic lawmakers asked the Education Department why it doesn’t hold executives personally liable when their institutions defraud students.

    By Updated Oct. 20, 2022
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    Was the Education Department really to blame for Stratford University closing?

    The for-profit institution's leader blamed federal regulators for pulling the plug on its accreditor. But experts say that's not the full picture.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Zovio takes steps to dissolve, aims to sell Fullstack Academy for $55M

    The company pointed to enrollment troubles at its former client, the University of Arizona Global Campus, as driving its plan to go out of business.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Arizona shuts down Aspen University nursing program

    After regulators stepped in, the for-profit said it would not be able to meet a required nursing exam student pass rate in the foreseeable future.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    While students may have moved past COVID-19, housing operators still take precautions

    Campus life is nearly back to normal, but supply chain and health issues continue.

    By Leslie Shaver • Sept. 19, 2022
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    Even with record occupancies, most student off-campus housing turns go smoothly this year

    Many operators have applied lessons learned during the pandemic to make the process successful as students return in force to off-campus housing.

    By Leslie Shaver • Sept. 14, 2022
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    Last week’s big number: 25 times more likely to have a parent with a Ph.D.

    A recap of last week’s major higher ed news starts with a look at faculty members’ family backgrounds.

    By Higher Ed Dive Staff • Sept. 5, 2022
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    Education Department grants $1.5B in debt relief for Westwood students

    The agency said 79,000 students are entitled to the relief because the for-profit chain widely misrepresented job placement rates and earnings outcomes.

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    75% of master’s programs with high debt and low earnings are at private nonprofits

    Urban Institute report undermines narrative that programs with poor student outcomes are all at for-profit colleges and in the humanities.

    By Lilah Burke • Aug. 12, 2022
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    Here’s a list of the colleges in the Sweet v. Cardona settlement agreement

    A judge tentatively approved a plan to deliver automatic debt relief to borrower defense applicants who attended one of 150-plus institutions.

    By Updated Sept. 28, 2022
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    Last week’s big number: 47%

    A recap of last week’s major higher ed news starts out with a big jump in perceived quality of online education.

    By Higher Ed Dive Staff • Aug. 1, 2022
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    For-profit secures accreditor’s approval for planned Montana medical school

    Rocky Vista University plans to start enrolling students next year at the Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    By July 28, 2022
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    Strayer University’s owner continues to struggle with enrollment declines

    Revenue and enrollment fell in lockstep, contributing to Strategic Education's profit falling 23.8% from 2021's second quarter.

    By July 27, 2022
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    Ed Department proposes tightening 90/10 rule and monitoring nonprofit conversions

    Agency says new rules would strengthen oversight of for-profit colleges and reduce student debt, accomplishing Biden administration goals.

    By July 26, 2022
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    For-profits oppose plan to forgive $6B in student loans to settle borrower defense case

    The deal would relieve debts for 200,000 borrowers, but several institutions say it sidesteps regulations.

    By Updated July 15, 2022
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    Last week's big number: 2.8%

    A recap of last week's major higher ed news calls attention to public colleges losing net tuition revenue per student.

    By Higher Ed Dive Staff • July 11, 2022
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    Last week's big number: 70 bills to restrict college instruction

    A recap of last week's major higher ed news includes an argument against laws targeting classrooms and shows how much colleges relied on relief funding.

    By Higher Ed Dive Staff • June 13, 2022
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    Last week's big quote: 'This is not enough'

    A recap of last week's major higher ed news starts off with a challenge for universities that have links to slavery.

    By Higher Ed Dive Staff • June 6, 2022
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    Biden to cancel Corinthian students' remaining $5.8B in federal loans

    Some 560,000 borrowers will receive discharges under the borrower defense to repayment rule, making it the largest in Ed Dept history.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Last week's big number: 662,000 fewer undergraduates

    A new weekly feature, a recap of last week's major higher ed news, starts off with a stark enrollment statistic.

    By Higher Ed Dive Staff • May 30, 2022
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    Zovio sells tutoring services business for $55M

    The educational services company also said it repaid a $31.5M loan it took out in case it needs to pay for a judgment in a California lawsuit.

    By May 24, 2022