Private and For-Profit Institutions

Evolution and Accountability

Authored by: Shari L. Jorissen

Handbook of Distance Education

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138238992
eBook ISBN: 9781315296135
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This chapter focuses on private and for-profit educational institutions. It begins with a discussion of differences between public, private, and for-profit institutions, and then looks at history, trends, perceptions, cost, attrition, regulation, and accreditation. The effects of changes in technology, marketization, and globalization upon higher education create ongoing challenges that private and for-profit entities must address.

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