for profit colleges

Market Minute: University of Phoenix Accreditation at Risk

Apollo Group said Monday that its accrediting body was considering placing the company's University of Phoenix subsidiary on probation because of alleged deficiencies involving its administrative structure and governance. Shares of the for-profit education company dropped 4 percent.

When Is an 'Affordable' College a Bad Deal?

In recent years, the number of students enrolling in for-profit educational institutions has more than quadrupled. Tuition is lower that at private colleges, and there's more flexibility. But there's good reason to worry that most of those students are wasting their money and time.

Private Student Loans: Subprime Mortgages of the College World

Student loan debt is a $1 trillion issue today, but according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one fairly small part of the student loan market appears to be most responsible for many of the problems borrowers face: private student loans.