How expensive for-profit colleges lure low-income people to enroll

For some, for-profit advertisements are the only source of information when it comes to career preparation.

Source: Why many low-income people end up at expensive for-profit colleges

Without reliable advice about the benefits of different types of higher education institutions and the connections between more academic courses and a career, the students in the study found the pitches from for-profit colleges the most salient, the researchers found. Many of these students live in overcrowded situations that they’re in a rush to leave and so the fast-track to a career that for-profit colleges appear to offer can be very tempting, DeLuca said, even when it’s more expensive than a public community or four-year college.

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