June 18, 2012
For-Profit Colleges Seek to Bankroll Change in Washington, but It's Not the Kind Obama Had in Mind
Scott J. Ferrell, Congressional Quarterly, Getty Images
After four years of bruising investigations, negative headlines, and tightened regulation, for-profit colleges appear ready for change in Washington—and not of President Obama's brand.
Over the past year and a half, political-action committees representing for-profit colleges have given roughly $300,000 to Republican candidates for Congress and the White House, almost twice the amount they've donated to Democrats, according to data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics.