For-profit growth predicted if US giant buys UK’s BPP

Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education

The owner of the largest for-profit university in the US is eyeing a London institution in a move described as highly significant to the future of UK higher education. The Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix and is backed by a Washington-based private equity firm, has approached the parent company of legal and accountancy education provider BPP, Britain’s only for-profit provider with UK degree-awarding powers.

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