Industry Report

The current regulatory environment and mounting pressures on outcomes are impacting career colleges across the country.

To better understand the challenges and priorities of these schools, Penn Foster surveyed (with outreach assistance from Career College Central) career college executives on their 2014 activities and their outlook for 2015. Below are some excerpts from the survey. 

The year in review report includes:

  • An in-depth overview of the...

Career College Central Summary:

  • Career College Central is helping Penn Foster as it conducts a survey of career colleges to create a state of the industry report.
  • The report will help uncover how success is measured, where more resources are needed, and what marketing initiatives are most effective.
  • Career colleges sharing this information with each other can help increase...

Career College Central Summary:

  • A New America analysis of the net price of colleges — tuition and fees minus grants and scholarships — shows that hundreds of schools expect the families of low-income students to pay half of their yearly earnings to send their child to college.
  • The U.S. News & World Report college rankings are really taking it on the chin this week.
  • New America points to the examples of Baylor University and Northeastern...

Career College Central Summary:

  • The Center for Consumer Freedom announced the release of a new report exposing Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s (CREW) suspected pay-to-play arrangements with the for-profit education industry.
  • The report shows new IRS filings that suggest CREW is guilty of the same pay-to-play practices it decries when committed by other groups.Between 2010 and 2011, IRS reports show that CREW received $150,000 from a...

Career College Central Summary:

  • Strayer Education shares have soared 75% this year. The company offers accredited certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs at 100 campuses across the country and online.
  • DeVry Education Group is up over 20% while Capella, which mostly specializes in online graduate education, has rallied 13% in the past three months. This performance is especially impressive given that the government has the industry...