November 7, 2010 4:45 PM

For-profit schools work to head off new tough regulations

Fast-growing for-profit colleges, under fire for saddling students with unmanageable debt, are rolling out new policies aimed at raising graduation rates while also hoping a Republican-controlled House will block unfavorable legislation. Soaring growth at for-profit schools _ from 673,000 students in 2000 to 1.8 million in 2008 _ has put the sector in the spotlight.

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