For-Profit Colleges: Awful or Abused?

Policy Forum
November 16, 2016
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring Robert Shireman, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation; Richard Vedder, Director, Center for College Affordability and Productivity; Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Eric Juhlin, CEO, Center for Excellence in Higher Education; Ben Miller, Senior Director, Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress; and Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Kimberly Hefling, Senior Education Writer, Politico.

For-profit colleges have been accused of deceiving students, fueling debt, and producing atrocious outcomes. Many big chains—most notably Corinthian Colleges and ITT—have gone out of business under heavy scrutiny from public officials. Are for-profit schools truly miserable, or are they being targeted for political reasons? And what do the election results bode for them? Join us for a free-flowing exchange about for-profit higher education.