Disputes Over Regulating For-Profit Colleges Come to a Head in California

Other states are watching legislative debate on the future of the agency that oversees proprietary institutions

A battle is being waged in California over the degree to which for-profit colleges should be regulated, a fight that could ultimately ripple out to affect other states.

At issue is the future of a California regulatory bureau that oversees profit-making institutions. The state law that governs the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education is set to