A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit CollegesNovember 1, 2016 | :
by Susan Dynarski
As college attendance has risen and investment in public institutions has flagged, the United States has relied increasingly on, with disastrous consequences for many students.
For-profits, once a tiny corner of higher education, have turned into an important force. In 1995, just 500,000 people attended for-profit schools, a small slice of the 15 million enrolled in all colleges.