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Career College Central Summary:

  • Usually, when a school closes, the Education Department tries to find other programs to accept the students and the credits they’ve earned.
  • But the size of Corinthian’s student body means it’s hard if not impossible to find enough places at other for-profit or community colleges.
  • That creates a problem for the government, which must forgive loans for students who don’t transfer to other...
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Career College Central Summary:

  • Students learn as well online as they do in the classroom, according to a study from MIT researchers.
  • It focused on MOOCs (massive open online courses), the online courses offered by for-profit companies like Udacity and colleges like MIT, Harvard and Caltech.
  • They became a hot topic in 2011 when 160,000 people signed up for a course on artificial intelligence taught by a Stanford professor.
  • That enthusiasm...

Career College Central Summary:

  • An investor has filed a class-action lawsuit against Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. seeking to recoup losses resulting from the for-profit college company's run-ins with federal regulators.
  • The lawsuit contends the investor and others have lost money since August 2012 because the company has come under Justice Department scrutiny for the way it recruited students, and alleged violations of new federal regulations...
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Career College Central Summary:

  • For 12 years, Michael Schwam worked throughout Florida for Anthem Education, a for-profit college.
  • But this spring, he knew "something was wrong, big-time."
  • Students on campus were telling the regional vice president there were no books available for their classes.
  • A student complained about taking a hair-coloring class where there was no supplies to color hair.
  • "I saw the bills...
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Career College Central Summary:

  • As student demand for online courses and degrees continues to grow, local schools are working hard to recruit students.
  • Janet Schutte, director of marketing for Indiana Tech, said the school offers about 30 online degrees ranging from associates to masters.
  • Offering online degrees significantly helps with recruiting students, she said.
  • Most of the school’s online students are in their 30s or 40s,...