ERIC Number: ED437726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Students at Private, For-Profit Institutions. Statistical Analysis Report. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports.
Phipps, Ronald A.; Harrison, Katheryn V.; Merisotis, Jamie P.
This report examines the financing patterns and demographic characteristics of students at private, for-profit institutions. There are three levels of private, for-profit institutions: less-than-2-year, 2-year, and 4-year institutions. The analysis focuses on students attending 2-year and less-than-2-year, for-profit institutions. The high standard errors and low sample sizes made it difficult to analyze any changes between 1992-93 and 1995-96 for the 4-year sector. The findings indicate that the majority of the students attending these schools were female, white, age 23 or younger, and independent. They delayed their enrollment for a year or more after high school, attended full-time for at least part of the academic year, and worked while enrolled. The federal government--followed by states, institutions, and employers--was the most extensive provider of financial aid in 1995-96 to students attending less-than-4-year, for-profit institutions. The demographic and enrollment characteristics of borrowers at less-than-4-year, for-profit institutions were similar to those of all students in that sector. Borrowers were generally younger, in a lower income quartile, and worked while enrolled when compared to nonborrowers. The number of 4-year, for-profit postsecondary institutions that offer programs leading to a baccalaureate degree and beyond increased from 1992-96. (Contains 28 tables and figures.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Education, Private Schools, Proprietary Schools, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data)
U.S. Department of Education, ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20797-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; For full text: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/index.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.