Friday, May 27, 2011

For-Profit Colleges Spend Much Less On Educating Students Than Public Universities

Chris Kirkham reports:

For-profit colleges devote less than a third of what public universities spend on educating students, even though the for-profit institutions charge nearly twice as much as their public counterparts for tuition, according to new federal government data released Thursday...

On average, for-profit schools spent $2,659 per student on instructional costs during the 2008-09 school year, compared with $9,418 per student at public universities and $15,289 per student at private non-profit colleges.

Meanwhile, the average cost for an undergraduate student at a for-profit college was nearly $31,000, after factoring in grants received. The average cost for private non-profit colleges was $26,600, while students at public universities paid on average $15,600.

The entire article which first appeared in the Huffington Post is linked here.


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It is evident in the degrees they offer. They do not offer say Dental Hygiene because it is an expensive program to run. they stick to pharm. techs, medical coding , medical assisting, because they are much cheaper programs to run.

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