EDUCATION DIVE: For-profits looking to adapt in shifting marketplace

Career College Central Summary:

  • Some analysts believe the for-profit higher education sector is rebalancing amid the current decline, finding new niches for continued success.
  • Some may turn away from federal aid dollars all together, like Patten University, or narrow their target student audience, like the University of Phoenix is trying to do and Capella has done for a long time.
  • Government regulations tamping down on the sector’s rapid growth reflects similar activity in the 1980s, suggesting the current upheaval is part of a cycle that will eventually shift once again toward growth and prosperity.

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