Sunday, August 04, 2013

The For-Profit Enrollment Surge

A substantial 12 percent of the nation's four-year college students are enrolled in for-profit institutions, according to 2011 data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Only 3 percent were enrolled in for-profit schools in 2000, and the figure was below 1 percent in 1990. Here are the enrollment figures for those years...

Students enrolled in for-profit four-year colleges
2011: 1,559,080
2000:    257,885
1990:      59,243

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2012 Digest of Education Statistics

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