Many for-profit colleges and universities sell their services based on a near-promise: Our degrees will get you a job. But there is no reliable way of measuring success rates when it comes to employment. That doesn’t stop students from piling up huge debt in the hopes of getting a dream job.
A new report on graduation rates at for-profit colleges by a nonprofit research and advocacy group charges that such colleges deliver “little more than crippling debt,” citing federal data that suggests only 9 percent of the first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree students at the University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest for-profit college, graduate within six years.
Apple’s long-awaited universal iOS update is available today to everyone using an iPad or post-3G iPhone or iPod Touch. The big features have been well-known and the release candidate’s been out for a while, but Apple still managed to add a few surprises to the official release.
Apple iOS 4.2 Arrives, Makes Find My iPhone Free | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.
Kaplan and the Washington Post
November 19, 2010
Kaplan Higher Education runs for-profit colleges that are under intense scrutiny for misleading students about their future success in order to rake in federal student loans – loans that students often default on. Kaplan Higher Education is also the highly profitable subsidiary of the Washington Post Company which is ever-more reliant on those profits to support its struggling newspaper. Tamar Lewin of the New York Times explains how Kaplan’s business interests are compromising the Post’s journalistic integrity
via On The Media.