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Document Number: 2837

The Rise of For-Profit Degree-Granting Institutions: Policy Considerations for States MS Word - With support from a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) conducted a three-year, multifaceted study of for-profit degree-granting institutions, which included development of an inventory of for-profit institutions, analyses of accreditation and state regulation, and a review of the research literature on the for-profit sector. The project also examined these institutions from the viewpoint of executives and managers, faculty, staff and students, based on more than 400 pages of interview transcripts and field notes. This second ECS policy brief reviews issues and challenges posed by the rapid growth of the for-profit sector of postsecondary education. (Kathleen F. Kelly, Education Commission of the States, August 2001)...
Author: Kathleen F. Kelly
Publisher: ECS

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