The Appeal of For-Profit Institutions.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Author(s): Howard-Vital, Michelle
  • Source:
    Change. Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p68-71. 4p. 3 Color Photographs.
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      The article presents the author's views on improving education in for-profit institutions in North Carolina. According to the author, nonpublic postsecondary institutions which includes for-profit institutions, private institutions and public institutions proposing to offer degree programs in North Carolina must demonstrate to the University of North Carolina (UNC) system office that they will provide an education of good quality before they become licensed to operate in the state. According to the author, the UNC board of governors regulates these institutions with 15 licensure standards that parallel accreditation criteria. The licensure process includes a visit to the institution by a team who represent for-profit universities that offer degrees in the same disciplines. According to the author, student interviews offer interesting insights about the rapid growth of the for-profit industry. According to the author, both to keep students' future education options open and to ensure that all institutions licensed in North Carolina meet the standards of the academy, now require that the catalog include information regarding the transferability of its courses and degrees to other accredited institutions. According to the author, North Carolina now requires that institutions that claim their curriculum leads to employment describe the assistance they give students with job placement, and they report placement statistics yearly.