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IHE Winter 2009

For-profit versus Nonprofit Higher Education


Levy, Daniel. For-profit versus Nonprofit Higher Education. Winter 2009.

Distinctions between the three sectors of education -- public, private non-profit, and for-profit -- are often difficult to draw. While certain legally-mandated financial standards divide them, domestic and foreign for-profit institutions may look and behave like private non-profit institutions. Further complicating the equation are cross-border partnerships between these sectors.

Date Published:
Mar 2009