For-Profit Universities: High Profits, High Withdrawal Rates

For-profit colleges are growing at an astounding rate, propelled by significant investments in marketing and an aggressive recruitment model. However, the new enrollments are hiding real institutional problems. More than half of students will withdraw from for-profit colleges within the first two years. At some schools, students pursuing associates degrees withdraw at a rate of […]

High Debts and Low Graduation Rates at For-Profit Universities

For-profit education companies claim to offer access to higher education to low-income and minority students. Data analysis of 16 for-profit schools indicates that students are more likely to leave without a diploma while being straddled with debt. Enrollment is growing even more quickly than previously understood and masks high withdrawal rates: Annual enrollment measures fail […]

Facts about Underage Drinking

Part 2 of Community Guide to Underage Drinking. As young people grow older, the chance that they will use alcohol grows. About 10% of 12-year-olds say they have used alcohol at least one time. That number doubles by age 13. And by age 15, approximately 50% have had at least one drink. Alcohol dependence is […]

H1N1 Flu & U.S. Schools: Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs are updated by the U.S. Department of Education and are subject to change as the flu situation develops. Check…… for updates. BACKGROUND A severe form of influenza known as H1N1, commonly being called swine flu, has health officials around the world concerned. In the United States, the outbreak of H1N1 has prompted […]