Compliance & Regulatory

Career College Central Summary:

  • Over the past year, we’ve heard many horrendous stories from current and former employees about the deceptive practices used by for-profit colleges to attract students. Now, one such employee is being compensated after she says she was fired from the college she worked at because she brought attention to the school’s allegedly deceitful practices. 
  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that a Minnesota Court of Appeals...

Career College Central Summary:

  • What do you do when you don’t have Congress? Keep the regulations coming.
  • The Obama administration is preparing another active year of executive action in 2015, pumping out new rules and enforcing others for the first time — setting tougher standards on everything from air pollution to overtime pay to net neutrality, food safety, commercial drones, a college ratings plan and a crackdown on for-profit colleges that don...

Career College Central Summary:

  • A December report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a non-partisan congressional watchdog agency, criticized National Accreditation agencies for making few useful distinctions between colleges with weak student outcomes and their counterparts with high outcomes assessment. 
  • There are eight Regional Accreditation agencies that govern mainly academically-oriented, non-profit schools. Five National Accreditation...

Career College Central Summary:

  • One of the country’s largest for-profit education companies has agreed to pay the federal government $1.3 million to resolve a lawsuit originating from its San Antonio campuses that alleged it hired unqualified instructors.
  • The Justice Department’s settlement with Kaplan Education Services resolves a lawsuit filed in 2012 by whistleblower Leslie Coleman, acting U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin announced Monday.
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Career College Central Summary:

  • When it comes to education, the Obama administration has taken a scorched earth approach to private sector (for-profit) higher education. Despite all common sense, the administration has finalized its "gainful employment" regulations and imperiled the future of thousands of underserved minority students. Under the guise of reducing student debt and curbing alleged abuses by career colleges and universities, these regulations would...