For‐​Profit Colleges: Awful or Abused?

Policy Forum
November 16, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

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.