Online Learning Update

January 26, 2020

Many Nonprofit College Programs Would Fail Gainful Test

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

Kery Murakami, Inside Higher Ed

Only about 60 percent of programs at private nonprofit institutions, and 70 percent of those at public colleges and universities, would pass the Obama administration’s gainful-employment test, if it were in place and applied to them, according to an online tool developed by a conservative Texas policy group. Coming amid a stalemate over how to proceed with college accountability after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos repealed the gainful-employment rule in July, the tool made public by the Texas Public Policy Foundation was aimed in part to further the idea that public and nonprofit institutions — and not just for-profit colleges — should face scrutiny for how well graduates do financially.

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