Justice Dept investigates Walden U over claims of misrepresentation

Dive Brief:  The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Walden University, an online for-profit college, over allegations it misrepresented aspects of a nursing program to students and an accreditor, according to an SEC filing.  Adtalem Global Education, a for-profit college operator seeking to acquire Walden University, notified investors Thursday that the Justice Department is investigating […]

Ed Dept flags more issues with for-profit accreditor ACICS

Dive Brief:  The U.S. Department of Education has found the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a long-troubled accreditor, out of compliance with several regulations, according to a Federal Register notice filed Wednesday.  The agency found...

Ed Dept details colleges’ foreign financial ties in new report

Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Education alleges it unearthed massive, previously unreported financial ties between foreign entities and American colleges, which it says undermine research efforts and national security.   The agency released a partially redacted...

Ed Dept rescinds Clery Act guidelines

Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Education on Friday rescinded long-standing guidance for how colleges should record and report certain campus crimes to the federal government. The agency’s replacement guidelines on the Clery Act give colleges new...