And I suppose Readers Digest will buy an accelerated college

Magazines buying for-profit colleges?  Are for-profits truly such a cash cow?  From Daniel Luzer's College Guide.

Fancy Magazines Buy Un-Fancy Colleges
Emboldened by the success of certain media companies moving into proprietary education, several of America’s magazines of ideas have purchased or created their own for-profit colleges in an effort to help support unprofitable, though apparently valuable, journalism ventures.

Last month The National bought the for-profit Hudson University for an undisclosed sum, apparently betting that high tuition and low overhead costs will allow the company to siphon money into the publication, which usually runs in the red.

The historically liberal, and non-profit, Mother Smith magazine somehow managed to scramble together $35 million to purchase a 25 percent stake in Academy of Design University, a for-profit graphic design school in San Francisco where tuition is $15,000 a year.

Several other low-earning, high status publications are reportedly trying to raise money to buy online schools which, due to the largess of the federal government, continue to post profits every quarter despite low graduation rates and rumors of poor employment prospects for graduates.


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