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Education Lab Blog

Education Lab is a project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

June 30, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Attend a for-profit college or university? Tell us about it

For-profit colleges and universities can an attractive option to students who want to pursue technical training in a specific field and are looking for the convenience of an online program or a campus that’s located close to home.

But for-profits, which include familiar brands such as the University of Phoenix and ITT Technical Institute, have also faced intense scrutiny over the high cost of tuition and the rate at which graduates default on their student loans.

As the federal government steps up its oversight on these institutions, one California-based company is under pressure to sell or close the handful of schools it operates in Washington state.

Corinthian Colleges, which operates locally under the name Everest College, has a handful of campuses in the Puget Sound region and receives most of its revenue from federal student aid programs. Look for a full story about Corinthian and Washington’s network of for-profit colleges later this week.

In the meantime, we’re asking readers who have attended a for-profit school to share their experiences. Please offer your thoughts in the form below; responses may be used in print or online at a later date.

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