Inside Higher Ed, 6/13/11


Analysis of the new gainful employment regulations that argues the rules represent a major shift in how the federal government evaluates higher education. The author argues "The agency has written into federal policy, for the first time, a direct (if crude) attempt to measure the value of an academic program, by linking a measure of student expenditure (student loan debt burden) with an outcome measure (graduates’ average income)." The author also warns other programs that the federal government will likely expand this approach beyond the current for-profit programs.

AuthorKeith Blakeman