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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 Aug. 11, 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
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    Zovio in danger of delisting from Nasdaq

    The University of Arizona Global Campus servicer's stock price fell below required levels. It will be removed if it doesn't rebound by the fall.

    By May 9, 2022
  • Grand Canyon Education reports enrollment challenges with online students

    The service provider is confident that three new certificate programs built with its largest client will be a major draw.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Universal Technical Institute plans $50M acquisition of Concorde Career Colleges

    The deal would add healthcare programs to Universal Technical Institute's transportation-heavy portfolio as it seeks to sharply grow revenue.

    By May 5, 2022
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    This new organization wants to accredit career education

    The Workforce Talent Educators Association will focus its quality assurance on outcomes, says its chief accreditation officer and managing director.

    By March 25, 2022
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    Ed Department warns colleges against misleading veterans

    Officials received complaints including colleges misrepresenting what GI Bill benefits would cover and students not knowing they took out loans.

    By March 16, 2022
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    PepsiCo joins growing slate of Guild Education partners

    The company's new benefit signals moves manufacturers have had to make to keep workers onboard in a tough market.

    By Kathryn Moody • March 15, 2022