How Corinthian Colleges Contributed to the Student Loan Debt Crisis (full documentary) | FRONTLINE
FRONTLINE investigates allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled for-profit college industry and examines the 2015 collapse of the Corinthian Colleges chain. (Aired 2016)
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In “A Subprime Education,” correspondent Martin Smith explores how for-profit colleges have often been advertised as the best option for low-income students who can’t afford a more traditional four-year degree. Yet some of these colleges have been collecting money and leaving students in debt, without degrees, and unprepared to face the job market — despite aggressive recruitment pitches promising the contrary.
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The Rise of For-Profit Colleges – 00:00
Congress Starts Paying Attention – 9:38
Kamala Harris & the Corinthian Colleges Investigation – 15:15
Corinthian Colleges Files for Bankruptcy – 19:48
Tightening Regulations for For-Profit Colleges – 25:38
Credits – 28:03