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For-profit colleges lead downward trend in undergraduate enrollment

Kimberly Adams Dec 19, 2016
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The properties ITT owns are located in various states, including California, Illinois and New York. Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia Commons

For-profit colleges lead downward trend in undergraduate enrollment

Kimberly Adams Dec 19, 2016
The properties ITT owns are located in various states, including California, Illinois and New York. Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia Commons
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A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows enrollment is down 1.4 percent since last fall. For-profit institutions were hit the hardest, with enrollment down 14.5 percent. Experts say that’s partly to do with the big players in the industry — ITT Tech and Corinthian — closing their doors, but it also has to do with changing demographics and unemployment rates. 

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