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  • An analysis of projections by for-profit colleges and analysts of the sector shows that student enrollment is expected to increase after 2015.
  • The analysis by the Chronicle of Higher Education looked at 14 publicly traded higher ed companies that have about half of the 2 million students in the for-profit sector.
  • If the projections are true, they would be reversing an overall enrollment decline for for-profit colleges...
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  • Debt remains a prerequisite for millions of students obtaining a college degree. Across the nation, student loan levels continue to rise with each passing school year, but how much varies significantly by state and college.
  • The majority of graduates in the United States are holding a diploma in one hand and student loans in the other. In 2013, seven in 10 graduating seniors at public and private nonprofit colleges had student loans...
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  • The proposed sale between troubled Corinthian Colleges and the Education Credit Management Corporation (ECMC), a student loan debt collection agency, is full of sad ironies. Here’s a company that makes its money by collecting on defaulted student loans buying most of a college chain that produces about 20,000 defaulters a year. Meanwhile, the Education Department is getting Corinthian to only forgive as much student loan debt as a bunch...
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  • Tiffany Johnson wishes that she could put Heald College behind her and get a fresh start elsewhere.
  • But as one of tens of thousands of students caught up in the collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc., her options are bleak: Continue pursuing what she believes will be a worthless credential, or drop out with nearly $26,000 in debt.
  • "I feel like I'm just stuck," said Johnson, 26, a medical assisting student at...
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Career College Central Summary:

  • For-profit education stocks are in disfavor with many investors because of bad practices by a few companies that relied on feeding at the trough of federal student loan dollars.
  • Some of these companies are worth a second look, especially those that are diversifying their business models.
  • Online education expansion, global growth, and new target enrollments and degree programs should help transform the industry.
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