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ERIC Number: EJ764697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-30
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
For-Profit Institutions Need to Be Classified, Too
Kinser, Kevin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n30 pB9 Mar 2007
For-profit higher education is a large, complex system of institutions, and its explosive growth over the last decade has made it a prominent force in shaping higher-education policy and practice. The for-profit educational sector is composed of a diverse set of colleges, but most of the literature neatly ignores this. The author argues that for-profit higher education is in need of a good classification system, one more suited to it than those that currently exist. Here, he builds on the elements of existing models to outline a new classification system with three dimensions: (1) geographic scope; (2) ownership; and (3) highest degree offered. Examples of its application are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States