The Crackdown on For-Profit Colleges
ITT Technical Institutes closed its 137 campuses across the nation last week after 50 years in operation. The move arrives after the U.S. Department of Education said ITT would be barred from enrolling students who use federal financial aid. The ITT closures leave thousands of students scrambling for the next option and raise doubts about the future of for-profit colleges and universities, which have been criticized for high loan default rates and deceptive recruitment strategies.
- Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
- Kevin Kinser, Education Policy Studies department head, Pennsylvania State University
- Michael Traina, Former Dean of Academic Affairs, ITT Technical Institute Columbus East Side Campus
- Lynne Hull, Dean of Students, Franklin University