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Lower ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy

Call Number

  • 378.73 M4789 (CEN)

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Publication Information

New York : The New Press, 2017.

Physical Description

228 pages ; 22 cm


"Drawing on her personal experience as a former counselor at two for-profit colleges and interviews with students, senior executives and activists, a renowned sociologist reveals how for-profit schools have become so successful and deciphers the benefits, credentials pitfalls and real costs of a for-profit education"--NoveList.


  • Introduction: The education gospel
  • 1. The real
  • 2. The beauty college and the technical college
  • 3. Jesus is my backup plan
  • 4. When higher education makes cents
  • 5. Where credit is due
  • 6. Credentials, jobs, and the new economy
  • Epilogue.

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