Purdue Global Has Had a Rocky Start. Is It Growing Pains or a Sign of Trouble?
Lee Gardner, The Chronicle of Higher Education
In April 2017, Mitch Daniels stunned academe with the announcement that Purdue University, where he is president, planned to acquire for-profit Kaplan University. With one stroke, the former Republican governor of Indiana drew market forces close to the heart of a public research university and, overnight, positioned Purdue to compete with established online “mega-universities” like Southern New Hampshire University.
Fast forward two and a half years later—is the audacious deal going as planned?