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Considering the Third Sector: The New Prominence ofFor-Profit Higher Education.
Organization of the Volume.
From the Beginning: Development of For-Profit HigherEducation in the United States.
Eras of For-Profit Higher Education.
The For-Profit Sector Today.
Institutional Diversity: Classification of the For-ProfitSector.
A New Classification.
Elements of the Classification.
Types of For-Profit Institutions.
Continuing Difficulties with Classification.
Shareholder Owners: Defining an Era.
History of Shareholder Institutions.
Implications of the Wall Street Era.
Measure of Success: Students in the For-ProfitSector.
Student Motivation, Experiences, and Campus Life.
The Academic Mission: Teaching and Learning in the For-ProfitSector.
Do Students Learn?
External Approval: Accrediting the For-Profit Sector.
Background on Accreditation.
For-Profit Accrediting Agencies.
Regional Accreditation of National Institutions.
Creating the Playing Field: State and FederalRegulation.
Current Regulatory Issues.
Reflections and Future Direction.
About the Author.