Any Doubts About Career Colleges? Ask The 500,000 Graduates
Career College Central Summary:
Here are the facts about for-profit higher education in Florida:
More than 500,000 degrees and diplomas were earned by students at career colleges in Florida in the past five years.
Currently, more than 300,000 students are enrolled in Florida in private career colleges, including 45,000 in the Tampa Bay area.
Private colleges and universities educated 60 percent of the health care graduates and 60 percent of the computer and information technology graduates last year in Florida.
With more than a half-million people completing degrees — including 50 percent of those licensed as practical nurses and 20 percent of those licensed as registered nurses — one would think that analysts would seek to determine if a reported negative experience at a career college is common to most students.
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