Issue Spotlights

In this group of short online essays, CAPSEE researchers discuss current circumstances in the higher education landscape. Three Issue Spotlights posted in October 2016 focus on the theme of for-profit colleges.

The Public and For-Profit College Sectors: A Direct Economic Comparison

By: Clive Belfield | October 19, 2016

In the third of a short series of online essays, Clive Belfield provides a basic economic comparison between for-profit colleges and public colleges that addresses the fundamental economic question and calculation: Which colleges provide the highest benefit for the lowest cost?

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