List of for-profit universities and colleges

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This is a list of for-profit institutions of higher education.

In the United States[edit]

Distance education (online)[edit]

Outside the United States[edit]

In India many educational trusts and institutions which have no accreditation give autonomous degrees for profit.

In Chile many universities are suspected of violating legislation that forbids profitmaking in such institutions.[6][7][8]

Closed or merged[edit]

For-profit colleges that became non-profit colleges[edit]

Conversions from for-profit to nonprofit are legitimate when the assets and income are fully committed to the educational purpose, and control by private interests is eliminated. Some converted nonprofits may not be legitimate.[13] A Government Accountability Office report about the problem is anticipated.[14]

Closed or merged[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Troubled Manhattan Commercial College to Close, The New York Times, December 18, 2007
  3. ^ Interboro Institute
  4. ^ a b c d John Morgan (19 August 2016). "Arden University sold to Global University Systems". Times Higher Education.
  5. ^ Tom Moore (10 February 2016). "BPP Law School changes hands in $1.1bn private equity deal". Legal Business. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  6. ^ Jump, Paul (2011-10-27). "Student protesters march on to root out Chile's false profits". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  7. ^ "FT interview: Sebastián Piñera". 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  8. ^ "Committee accuses Chilean universities of financial irregularities". Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  9. ^ "Brightwood College campuses nationwide, including El Paso location to close | KFOX".
  10. ^ "Fla. Rep. Hastings Tied To FastTrain, For-Profit College Raided by FBI – Republic Report". 17 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Miami-Jacobs to close four campuses".
  12. ^ "Was Wright Wrong? Early Warnings of Covert For-Profit Colleges". The Century Foundation. 2017-11-14. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  13. ^ "How For-Profits Masquerade as Nonprofit Colleges". The Century Foundation. 2020-10-07. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  14. ^ Halperin, David (2019-11-14). "GAO Probing For-Profit College Conversions As DeVos Retreats on Approvals". Republic Report. Retrieved 2020-12-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "Art Institute campuses to be sold to foundation". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  16. ^ a b c Shireman, Robert (2018-08-24). "These Colleges Say They're Nonprofit—But Are They?". The Century Foundation. Retrieved 2020-12-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ a b c Shireman, Robert (2015-09-22). "The Covert For-Profit". The Century Foundation. Retrieved 2020-12-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ Field, Kelly (13 January 2011). "Keiser U. Goes Nonprofit". Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
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  20. ^ Channick, Robert (August 7, 2018). "Kendall College's culinary, hospitality programs to land on Michigan Ave. after sale to National Louis University". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  21. ^ "Kaplan Closes Transaction with Purdue for the Assets of Kaplan University". 22 March 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  22. ^ "How Purdue Global Got Its IRS Stamp of Approval". The Century Foundation. 2020-09-02. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  23. ^ Cowley, Stacy; Green, Erica L. (2019-03-08). "A College Chain Crumbles, and Millions in Student Loan Cash Disappears (Published 2019)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  24. ^ "Large for-profit chain EDMC to be bought by the Dream Center, a missionary group". Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  25. ^ "Institutions". SACSCOC. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  26. ^ "History". SNHU. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  27. ^ Bauman, Dan; Vasquez, Michael (April 12, 2020). "How a For-Profit Tycoon Turned His Colleges Into Nonprofits". Retrieved 2020-12-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)