For-Profit Colleges Deserve Some Respect

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WILLIAM BROWN FOR THE CHRONICLE

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WILLIAM BROWN FOR THE CHRONICLE

Enrollment in for-profit colleges, while still a relatively small share of the higher-education market, has grown more than tenfold over the past decade. For-profit education companies are now in high demand among venture capitalists and investment bankers, and the industry is one of the rare ones that is faring well in this economy. But while some for-profit education institutions have achieved a certain level of credibility within academe, many education traditionalists still view them with