Problem: Foreign Students. Solution: Corporate Partner.

More colleges are recruiting and educating overseas applicants with the help of private companies, but the arrangements create controversy

In July, Oregon State University struck a deal with a private company to recruit and educate foreign students in a college-preparatory program. It was the first American college to do so, but it very likely won't be the last.

Over the past decade, such partnerships have become commonplace in other English-speaking countries. About 20 percent