Public Agenda

Profiting Higher Education?

What Students, Alumni and Employers Think About For-Profit Colleges


What do students and alumni of for-profit colleges think about the value of their degrees? What is motivating prospective students to enroll in a for-profit school? Do employers believe for-profit schools do a good job preparing students for the workforce? This report summarizes survey and focus group research with prospective and current for-profit students, for-profit alumni and employers regarding their views toward for-profit colleges. Released in 2014 and funded by The Kresge Foundation.

Like our resources? Consider donating $20 to help us provide them for free to the public. Every dollar counts!

Download this PDF now.