Sunday, January 08, 2012

What You Need to Know about For-Profit Schools

For an analysis of the good, the bad, and the ugly in for-profit postsecondary schools, see the new National Bureau of Economic Research paper, The For-Profit Postsecondary School Sector: Nimble Critters or Agile Predators? ($5). Although for-profits are able to get more students to complete certificate or associate's degree programs, their graduates earn dubious rewards: higher unemployment rates, lower earnings, and more debt compared to students who attended public or non-profit schools.

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