NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED536888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Expanding the Horizon: For-Profit Degree Granting Institutions in Higher Education. An Annotated Bibliography
Lechuga, Vicente M.; Tierney, William G.; Hentschke, Guilbert C.
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California
In recent years, higher education has witnessed the entry of a new breed of postsecondary education providers. These institutions have reshaped the traditional views of the function and purpose of higher education. For-profit education institutions provide a small but rapidly growing segment of the student population with the knowledge and skills required to compete in the current job market. This annotated bibliography provides insight into many of the issues that challenge the future of the U.S. higher education system. It is based on a systematic review of the generally available literature conducted in early 2003. The literature search covered the years 1996-2003, from the recent emergence of the for-profit, degree-granting institutions to the present. General findings from the review of literature indicate that a lack of research in the area of for-profit higher education exists, accounting for the limited number of research-based articles in the area. The articles in this review are arranged alphabetically by author or issuing agency. Dissertations are listed separately, at the end of the bibliography. Each entry contains a bibliographic reference conforming to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Summaries of each entry, along with major findings or assertions, follow each bibliographic reference.
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA). University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, 3470 Trousdale Parkway, Waite Phillips Hall 701, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4037. Tel: 213-740-7218; Fax: 213-740-3889; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: The Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis.