Unlike most industries, the For-Profit Universities industry enjoyed explosive growth during the start of the recovery period. High unemployment encouraged individuals to return to school, while traditional four-year colleges became more selective because of a rising number of high school graduates, making industry institutions a desirable alternative. In the coming years, industry revenue will increase, but heightened regulation and scrutiny will keep industry growth slow.
This industry includes colleges and universities that offer academic courses at associate, baccalaureate or graduate levels on a for-profit basis. A high school diploma or equivalent general academic training is an admission requirement. Instruction may be provided in a variety of settings, such as educational institutions, the workplace, the home, training facilities and through correspondence, TV, the internet or other electronic or distance-learning means.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.