Demographics Do Not Explain For-Profits' Shortcomings on Student-Success Measures, GAO Says

   Students who begin their studies at for-profit colleges earn about the same as students who start at nonprofit institutions, but graduates of for-profits are more likely to be unemployed. Bachelor's-degree recipients are more likely to borrow at for-profit colleges, and more likely to default on their loans (though one study found no difference between for-profit and private institutions on this measure).

Demographics Do Not Explain For-Profits' Shortcomings on Student-Success Measures, GAO Says