The Cost of Attending For-Profits

A new analysis finds that students enrolling in certificate programs are more likely to experience economic gains from enrolling in programs at public institutions, generally community colleges, than at for-profit institutions. Further, the analysis finds that people may be better off economically by not pursuing any postsecondary education than by enrolling in a certificate program at a for-profit.

The analysis comes amid significant debates over vocationally oriented higher education. While the Obama administration pushed for tougher regulation of for-profit higher education, the Trump administration is revising and/or delaying measures that have been opposedby for-profit higher education.

Read more at Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/02/12/study-finds-poor-economic-results-students-who-enroll-certificate-programs-profit