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