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The (Not-So) Hidden Agenda Of For-Profit Universities


The University of Phoenix managed to help defeat legislation that would have allowed Arizona community colleges to offer four-year degrees. According to an article on the Huffington Post, the University of Phoenix lobbied against the legislation, because allowing bachelor’s degrees to come out of community colleges would “undercut its business model.” The University of Phoenix — and other for-profit educational institutions — get their students from the same demographic as community colleges, namely working adults. Many for-profit universities have limited accreditation (if they actually have any at all), are mor...