For-profit colleges have quite the surface appeal. Their
flexible, online offerings make it easier to keep working while taking classes.
The catch: You’re likely to earn less money later on.
According to a recent study, graduates of public
and non-profit universities earn up to
five times more than graduates of for-profit schools.
Here’s the breakdown:
- For-profit graduate avg. salary increase: $5,400
- Public/non-profit graduate avg. salary increase: $12,300 to $26,700
Pay More Now &
Earn Less Later? Um, No Thanks.
Transferring to a for-profit institution means earning less
than you’re worth. And that doesn’t add up.
Often for-profit schools are more expensive than public
universities. Why spend more on a degree that will ultimately earn you less?
An Education That Just Makes Sense
Chances are you've heard this one before: “You can be
admitted in less than 24 hours!”
It's the promise of nearly every for-profit
college. Yes, being able to start classes right away is super
But the truth is that a degree from a for-profit will cost
you much more and earn you a lot less—even if it cuts your wait time for
Get treated like a person, not a number. Because that only
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