McClatchy Newspapers: Under siege, for-profit colleges cry foul over new federal rules

WASHINGTON – After trying for years to tighten the rules on for-profit colleges, the Department of Education finally enacted regulations on the industry this summer. But the fight’s not over.

A month after new rules went into effect, the department faces continuing push-back from the colleges, and Republican lawmakers as well.

The regulations require for-profit colleges, such as prominent names like the University of Phoenix and ITT Tech, to prove that students can find “gainful employment” after finishing school.

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