Gainful Employment

Career College Central Summary:

  • ?The U.S. Department of Education has once again issued a final set of gainful employment regulations. If this sounds familiar, it’s because the department has issued final gainful employment rules in the past too, only to have most of them dismissed in court as a result of a lawsuit filed by an association that represents for-profit colleges and universities.
  • Well, the same association filed another suit attempting to block...

Student Success Story: Ashley Derry

For Ashley Derry, a 2007 graduate of the Danville, Kentucky Campus, being a “people person” is vital to her job working as the assistant food and beverage director of Danville Country Club.

“I’m really great with people. We have 297 members here, and I know everybody by name,” she said with a smile. 

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Career College Central Summary:

  • HBO host Bill Maher is targeting U.S. Rep. John Kline as the Republican lawmaker he wants to oust from Congress in his "Flip a District" challenge.
  • The comedian and political satirist announced the "winning loser” during a live broadcast of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" in Washington, D.C., on Friday. “John Kline doesn’t say kooky things, but he votes just like the people who do,...

Career College Central Summary:

  • Assessing schools based on the amount of debt the average student incurs compared to their income, rather than the quality of the education they provide, their accreditation or graduation rate, for example, is just not a fair measure of a program's worth.
  • The amount of debt students undertake is not an issue colleges control — they may suggest a student take out less than their maximum eligibility, but ultimately it is the...

Career College Central Summary:

  • The department is instead “spending our time having conversations and crafting a rule that will best serve students,” a spokesman from the department said on background in an email to Watchdog.org.
  • The department spokesman confirmed staff received “less than 100,000 comments this go-around.”
  • Advocates worry the department’s opaque treatment of these comments is not only a transparency issue...