Assistant Professor Constance Iloh is sole author of Chapter 11 in Controversies on Campus: Debating the Issues Confronting American Universities in the 21st Century: "Tracing a Troubled Sector: For-Profit Higher Education’s Institutional Identity."
Due to much scandal and speculation, the mainstream image of a for-profit college may resemble anything from a proprietary predator to an innovative leader in higher education (Iloh 2016). Despite continuing debate over the efficacy of for-profit higher education, much less discussion has centered on the features of the sector's educational offerings. As it stands, the increased attention and oversight of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs) has arguably not translated into a more coherent picture of the sector's programmatic characteristics and goals. In this chapter, I discuss how for-profit programs can be described, categorized, and differentiated in the broader higher education landscape.
Iloh, C. (2018). Tracing a troubled sector: For-profit higher education’s institutional identity. In J. Blanchard (ED.), Controversies on Campus: Debating the Issues Confronting American Universities in the 21st Century (Part Two: Chapter 11). Santa Barbara, CA: ANC-CLIO, LLC.