Election Casts Spotlight on an Unusual For-Profit With Global Ambitions

In the news lately over its ties to the Clinton family, Laureate Education seems to be reaping the benefits of a substantially different business model.



Accreditor Rejects Grand Canyon U.'s Bid to Turn Nonprofit

The Higher Learning Commission said it did not allow "for the separate school-corporation and service-corporation model." The university harshly criticized the decision but said it would not question the outcome.


Who's Regulating Troubled For-Profit Institutions? Executives at Other Troubled For-Profit Institutions

Most accreditors have connections to institutions similar to the ones they oversee. Here’s how those connections play out in the for-profit sector, where regulators have come under intense scrutiny.


Research Raises Questions About Colleges That Shift From For-Profit to Nonprofit

Four higher-education companies converted to nonprofit status but now act like "covert for-profits," a report says.