For-Profit Colleges Change Higher Education’s Landscape

For-Profit Colleges Change Higher Education’s Landscape | Robin Wilson | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 12 February 2010

At a time when American public higher education is cutting budgets, laying off people, and turning away students, the rise of for-profit universities has been meteoric.

Enrollment in the country’s nearly 3,000 career colleges has grown far faster than in the rest of higher education—by an average of 9 percent per year over the past 30 years, compared with only 1.5 percent per year for all institutions, according to an industry analyst.

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