For-profit colleges under scrutiny
In the past decade, the for-profit sector of higher education has surged in student enrollment and in the share of its revenue that comes from federal student aid. Here are key indicators. Enrollment data for 2008 are the latest available.
1 Postsecondary enrollment:
1 For-profit sector: 670,000
1 Postsecondary enrollment: 19.6 million
1 For-profit sector: 1.8 million
Federal Pell grants for low-income students
1 1999-2000 school year: $7.2 billion