Many students and employers remain unconvinced about the value of a for-profit college education, according to research based on representative surveys with employers, current for-profit undergraduates, for-profit alumni, and prospective students between the ages of 18 and 55. The Kresge-supported report by New York-based, nonpartisan Public Agenda also includes findings from focus groups with employers and adult prospective students. While for-profit students are largely satisfied with the quality of their schools, many consider the financial burden of these schools high, and it is unclear to them whether that cost will pay off.
The report is the last in a series. Others are: