In Wisconsin, Approval of For-Profit Colleges May Depend on Student Outcomes

The state agency in Wisconsin that oversees for-profit colleges is considering a proposal that would require those institutions to meet certain performance standards—much like a controversial federal rule—in order to be allowed to operate in the state.

Under the proposed regulation, which is rare at the state level, a college would have to ensure that at least 60 percent of its students complete their studies within a certain time frame and that 60 percent of graduates get