Student: Corinthian Colleges’ Demise Is Like “Watching A House Fall On A Witch”

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The downfall of Corinthian Colleges — the operator of Everest University, WyoTech, and Heald College — has put for-profit education chains in the spotlight, with people focusing on allegations of bogus job-placement statistics, grade manipulation, questionable marketing practices, and speculation regarding what will happen to $1.4 billion in federal student aid. But what about the actual students who have been watching this collapse from the inside? What about their stories? [More]

Corinthian Employees: School Manipulated Grades, Job-Placement Stats To Score Federal Aid Money

Corinthian Employees: School Manipulated Grades, Job-Placement Stats To Score Federal Aid Money

When a college touts its job-placement statistics to prospective students and investors, does that number only refer to graduates who have jobs in their field of study? What about people who have decent jobs that aren’t in that field, but which they wouldn’t have gotten without the extra schooling? And should that stat include every grad who is earning any sort of paycheck, regardless of how meager the income or how unrelated to their education? [More]

Corinthian Colleges To Sell Off 85 Campuses; Close 12 Others

Corinthian Colleges To Sell Off 85 Campuses; Close 12 Others

While most of us spent the July 4th weekend relaxing and trying to not think about work or school, the folks at faltering for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges — operators of Everest University, WyoTech, and Heald College — were busy slapping For Sale signs on almost all of their campuses around the country. [More]

The Government Has 1.2 Billion Reasons To Keep Corinthian Colleges Afloat

The Government Has 1.2 Billion Reasons To Keep Corinthian Colleges Afloat

For the last week, we’ve been telling you about the ongoing negotiations between the U.S. Dept. of Education and Corinthian Colleges, the operators of the for-profit Everest University, WyoTech, and Heald College chains, that would sell off some of the schools and wind-down the others. Some people have asked why the government doesn’t just let Corinthian collapse. Part of the reason is that it would leave some 72,000 students in the lurch, but a big motivating factor is that the government could end waving bye-bye to more than $1 billion in student loan debt. [More]

Corinthian’s Plans To Sell Off Heald College Campuses Didn’t Win Over Government

Corinthian’s Plans To Sell Off Heald College Campuses Didn’t Win Over Government

A week ago, beleaguered for-profit college biggie Corinthian — which operates the Everest University, WyoTech, and Heald College chains — confirmed that it would be meeting with the Dept. of Education to discuss its plan to sell off some of its campuses in an attempt to free up student loan money and allow classes to continue while the school is investigated by state and federal regulators for allegations of misleading marketing and questionable loan application processes. The two parties met on Tuesday, but no deal was reached. [More]

Are You A Student At Everest University, WyoTech, Or Heald College? We’d Like To Hear From You

Corinthian operates a number of for-profit schools but is in the process of having to sell off a number of its campuses while federal and state regulators investigate allegations of questionable practices by the company.

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the nation’s largest for-profit education companies — running popular chains of schools like Everest Univeristy, WyoTech, and Heald College — is also in the process of becoming that industry’s biggest collapse, as it works with the Dept. of Education to sort out a plan for selling off a number of its campuses and winding down others. While much has been made about the company’s billions in student loan funding, we haven’t heard much from the students. [More]