The Rise of For-Profit Colleges


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    Enrollment in for-profit colleges and trade schools has soared with the recession. An estimated 2.6 million students are enrolled in schools such as ITT, Corinthian Colleges, Career Education Corporation, and the University of Phoenix. But critics argue that in the drive for profits, these schools fail to deliver what they promise, employ deceptive marketing and recruitment techniques, and have low rates of graduation and job placement. This hour, a look at for-profit schools with ProPublica reporter Sharona Couttes, education professor Brian Pusser, and Career College Association President Harris Miller.

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