Friday, July 24, 2015

For-Profit Universities: The Shrinking Sector - Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

As enrollments tumble at for-profit colleges, the number of proprietary institutions is dwindling, too. Data released by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics Thursday show that 3,436 for-profit colleges participated in federal financial aid programs in the just-ended academic year, down 2.6 percent, from 3,527 such institutions two years earlier, in the 2012-13 academic year. The number of public colleges dipped by just under 1 percent.

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