For-Profit Colleges: Education or Exploitation?
Date & Time
Nov 18, 2010, 4:30-6:00 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy1120 Joan and Sanford Weill Hall 735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI
For-profit colleges are under fire. Critics point to students' low earnings and high debt loads as evidence that these schools do not provide a quality education. Defenders of the sector note that the schools serve a population of low-skilled, low-income students that traditional colleges ignore. Congress is now considering legislation that would bar from the federal aid programs any schools whose graduates' earnings fall below a minimum threshold. This panel promises to be a lively discussion of an important topic in public policy.View details on the Ford School site