Phi Beta Cons

Rank the For-Profits

Why doesn’t someone rank the for-profit schools? If they are as bad as Congress and short-sellers claim, then a dose of Consumer Reports-type information is needed — if only to sort the bad from the not-so-bad. (If there is such a ranking, please let me know.)

By the way, I looked up a few in the U.S. News rankings (premium version). Strayer, Kaplan, and the University of Phoenix turned up, but with minimal information and listed as unranked. Walden was listed on the A-Z directory, but the page was unavailable. I think that some are listed because they advertise — but are otherwise ignored.

Jane S. Shaw — Jane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...

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