1st Edition

For-profit Higher Education Developing a World Class Workforce

By John Sperling Copyright 1997
    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    Today a college degree is needed to ensure an avenue to a decent standard of living. The workplace demands lifelong learning, since most workers will change careers several times before retiring. Meanwhile, attaining a degree is becoming more difficult both in terms of the time required and money. This affects not only individuals but encourages lawmakers to seek alternatives. This book examines higher education programs designed for and delivered to working adult students under a unique for-profit model, one that benefits both taxpayer and student.

    1: Higher Education for the American Workforce: An Economic Imperative; 2: Costs and Access in Higher Education; 3: Adult-Centered Universities: Education for the American Workforce; 4: The Economic and Academic Advantages of an Adult-Centered University; 5: Critique of Regulatory Constraints; 6: Federal Action to Create a National Market in Higher Education Services


    John Sperling