April 29, 2013
2 Years of For-Profit College? Earnings No Better Than After High School
For-profit colleges expand access to higher education for some students who might not otherwise attend college, but the payoff can be meager.
In fact, graduates of for-profit colleges' two-year programs earn about the same as those who finish only high school, a new study says.
The study, "Does it Pay to Attend a For-Profit College? Horizontal Stratification in Higher Education," by Patrick A. Denice, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Washington, reaffirms
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