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Vanishing for-profits

As the first mega university, the University of Phoenix showed how a focus on working adults and career education could work at scale. Almost a decade ago, though, Phoenix began a long slide. The university’s enrollment last year of 84,000 was roughly one-fifth of its peak.

Bootcamps grow up

The sector is expanding rapidly. Amid a boom in offerings by ed-tech companies, several freestanding bootcamps are seeking accreditation, a key step toward being able to accept federal student aid.