Teachers College, Columbia University

What’s Next for For-Profit Higher Education?

Conference: CAPSEE Webinar
Date and Time: November 30, 2016 12:30–1:30 PM
Location: Online

The for-profit higher education sector grew rapidly during the first decade of the 2000s. But in recent years, the sector has been hit hard: Faced with greater accountability pressures, reports of malfeasance, and concerns about low outcomes, for-profit colleges have experienced declining enrollments, and two major providers have shut down.

There is now considerable evidence on the economic value of for-profit higher education—both the costs of attending a for-profit college and the labor market benefits after graduation. This CAPSEE webinar reviewed this evidence and considered its implications for the future of for-profit higher education.

The webinar was presented by Clive Belfield, Professor of Economics at Queens College, City University of New York, and Research Associate at CAPSEE, Teachers College, Columbia University. A recording of the webinar is available below.*

*Due to technical difficulties, the recording starts a few minutes into the presentation.


Research Affiliate
Community College Research Center

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