[caption id="attachment_43141" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Enrollment at for-profit colleges has climbed to 1.8 million in recent years. "]Enrollment at for-profit colleges has climbed to 1.8 million in recent years. [/caption]

A government report released Aug. 4 details “fraudulent” practices among recruiters for some for-profit colleges, and public criticism of the popular institutions has mounted as recent statistics show that at least one for-profit university received $1 billion in federal Pell Grants during the 2009-10 academic year.

Investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) posed as college students and found...

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