Dimensions of corporate ownership in for-profit higher education

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The recent growth of for-profit higher education has been marked by the rising importance of institutional ownership by publicly traded corporations. This paper looks at 13 publicly traded corporations that own degree-granting for-profit institutions of higher education in the United States, examining corporate growth strategies and their distinctiveness as Wall Street-owned institutions. The paper concludes that these institutions are different from their independently owned peers and that corporate growth strategies suggest the importance of foreign expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-245
Number of pages29
JournalReview of Higher Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007

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  • Education


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