Private education lacking in accountability, CGHE report charges

The study carried out by researchers at the UK’s Centre for Global Higher Education looked at private for-profit provision in the US, Germany, Australia, Poland, Japan and Chile. The report argues that the quality of education at private providers tends to be lower than at their public counterparts and the institutions’ reliance on tuition fees makes them more vulnerable to shifts in demand that could have “serious education and financial consequences” for students at failing institutions “who are often left in limbo”. Despite carrying a heftier price tag than public…

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