The Impact of For-Profit Institutions in US Higher Education
Over the last 20 years, higher educational institutions run on a for-profit basis have claimed a significant and increasing share of the US market. These players fill an important gap in the market – created because the traditional players have been unable to cope with an increasing demand for higher education by a growing volume of “non-traditional students”. This report looks at the relationships between the for-profit institutions and the providers of content and technology solutions, examining the business models and considering whether these models will come to have an increasing impact on the rest of the higher education community. This report includes:
- A detailed look at the state of the US for-profit education market;
- An examination of the influence of for-profit institutions on the US higher education market;
- Case studies of five for-profit education players;
- A discussion of how the bulk-buying model.