How For-Profit Institutions Chase Community-College Students

Articulation pacts, special degrees, and scholarships are used to boost enrollments

It took Chuck Lewis 10 years to get his associate's degree, working full time and taking classes at Linn-Benton Community College as his schedule permitted. He planned to go on for a bachelor's in electrical engineering at nearby Oregon State University.

Then a more appealing option presented itself.

Mr. Lewis now attends the University of Phoenix in classroom