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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

For Profit Colleges Suffer Enrollment Drops

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that intense public scrutiny of the nation's largest for-profit higher education have taken a toll on enrollment, revenue and profit.  Companies including Career Education Corporation, Corinthian Colleges, and Kaplan have all experienced declines during a period of "negative publicity abut their colleges from Congressional hearings, lawsuits, and state investigations," according to the Chronicle.
In some instances in the for-profit school sector, declining enrollment and revenue actually prompts admissions officials -- who are responsible for meeting sales targets -- to engage in deceptive practices on issues like accreditation, credit transferability, and placement.   If you are a student or school official with concerns about the practices of a particular for-profit school, click here.