St. Paul banking employee Amee Gullickson tells the Star Tribune what she thought of her four-week business-ethics course in Capella University’s new FlexPath program, one of the first “competency-based” education programs in the country: “It was definitely a benefit, because I’m able to get through these classes faster. There’s not a lot of interaction, and Read more

Two failed lawsuits against Capella University and one of its instructors have prompted a bill, discussed at yesterday’s House higher ed committee meeting, that would have the state Office of Higher Education scrutinize the practices and contractual arrangements that for-profit graduate schools in Minnesota have with their students. The bill is authored by a committee Read more

Here’s the updated piece from Bloomberg. Capella University’s dive was a little larger than in the previous report: 19.71%. Strayer Education Inc. led declines among for-profit colleges, with its shares falling the most in almost 11 years, after the company said government scrutiny of education companies discouraged students from enrolling. The Arlington, Virginia-based company, which Read more

Looks like the federal hearings into activities by for-profit colleges has reached Minnesota. Earlier this week the General Accounting Office released results of its investigation into fraud at for-profit schools. Minnesota was not one of the states the GAO targeted. Now, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has asked Capella Education Company of Minneapolis, Read more