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Higher Ed, Inc: The Rise of the for-Profit University

Richard S. Ruch
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2001.
Language
English
Variant Title
Rise of the for-profit university
ISBN
0801866782
Summary
Ruch discusses for-profit higher education from the perspective of a participant-observer. Focusing on five providers--the Apollo Group (the University of Phoenix); Argosy Education Group (the American Schools of Professional Psychology); DeVry, Inc. (DeVry Institutes of Technology); Education Management Corporation (the Art Institutes International); and Strayer Education (Strayer University)--he conveys for the first time what it feels like to be inside this new kind of American institution. He is also candid about the less attractive aspects of the for-profit colleges, including what those who enroll may give up.
Contents
  • 1 Confessions of a For-Profit Dean 1
  • 2 Players 24
  • 3 History of For-Profit Education in the United States 50
  • 4 Financing of For-Profit Higher Education 74
  • 5 Academic Culture of For-Profit Universities 106
  • 6 Lessons from the For-Profit Side 135.
Description
xi, 182 p. : ill. 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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