A Case Study in the For-Profit Postsecondary School Industry: Market and Student Success

Brian Downs, Claremont McKenna College


Education is the best investment for human capital. The demand for higher education has created a complex milieu with interesting players. One of the most interesting developments is the growth of the for-profit postsecondary sector. A perennial misfit beside the established non-profit institutions, it has become one of the dominate forces in the world of higher education.