As a professor and educator, these numbers are appalling, but they only tell part of the story with for-profit and public universities who emulate these models. Many of these schools have graduation rates of between five (5) and (15) percent for associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. Many do not provide services that help nontraditional students become successful postsecondary students. Many of these schools have policies and pricing alignments that actually make it harder for students to enroll and stay enrolled at their institutions.
We shouldn’t surprised or shocked that those lucky few who do graduate face steep student loans and unemployment, underemployment, or employment outside of their original career aspirations. These institutions are about making money by gathering bodies filled with financial aid dollars first, and providing the means to an education (not necessarily a quality education second). And with huge advertising budgets, more folks hoping for better jobs and quality educations will attend and find neither.
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