Policy Forum

For‐​Profit Colleges: Awful or Abused?

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.