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?
Comparing Closed For-Profit Colleges to the Public College Sector
By: Clive Belfield | October 12, 2016
In the second of a short series of online essays, Clive Belfield compares the performance of recently closed colleges ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges to the public sector.
Are Closed For-Profit Colleges Representative of the Sector as a Whole?
By: Clive Belfield | October 4, 2016
In the first of a short series of online essays, Clive Belfield discusses the performance of recently closed for-profit colleges relative to the rest of the sector.