For-Profit Students Wind Up Worse Off Than When They Started

A new analysis of attendees’ earnings is in, and it doesn’t look good.

Source: Most For-Profit Students Wind Up Worse Off Than If They Had Never Enrolled in the First Place

According to statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics, for-profit-college enrollment surged between 2000 and 2010. The initial boom has been attributed to the growing number of students—particularly non-traditional students seeking college credentials—as well as the availability of federal student aid and the low cost, on the business side, of providing degrees through a website.

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