The Corporations Devouring American Colleges
By Kevin Carey
… (M)any colleges don’t actually run online programs themselves. They outsource much of the work to an obscure species of for-profit company that has figured out how to gouge students in new and creative ways. … These companies are called online program managers, or OPMs. …OPMs are transforming both the economics and the practice of higher learning.
“Just a few years ago, universities had a chance to make a quality education affordable to everyone. Here’s the little-known and absolutely infuriating history of what they did instead.”