Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Competition from for-profit colleges

causing public colleges to change their ways? YUP.


David Wright, associate executive director of policy, planning and research for THEC, said this sector has found a niche catering to students who want a degree in the shortest time possible. For-profits often offer online classes and more flexible class times, he said.

"The growth's been rapid, and they're a large player in terms of presence in Tennessee," he said. "If traditional higher education wants to make inroads into that market, they're going to have to do some of those things."