Purdue/ Kaplan, Grand Canyon, Ashford U all going “nonprofit”, Coursera focuses on degrees – the common theme of recent for-profit and MOOC news? The OPM market.
The Strayer/Capella merger shows that, while for-profits are still on the defensive, they may be beginning to develop a new vision for how they can compete on quality.
Purdue University’s tuition changes for the online university soon to be formerly known as Kaplan give us some early hints about direction and raise questions about whether NewU will be targeting in-state as well as out-of-state students.
One of the most knowledgeable observers of the for-profit sector gives us his take on this unprecedented deal.