Nonprofit Institutions Could Make Gains in Online Education, Report Says

The dominance that for-profit colleges enjoy in online education may erode as nonprofit institutions press forward in the marketplace and take advantage of their traditional assets, according to a new report by Eduventures.

The education-consulting firm, which is based in Boston, found that typical advantages held by traditional institutions, such as name recognition and geographic dominance, still influence students' decisions about where to go to college, even in the online