Documents the rise of for-profit education as a dynamic and powerful force in higher education.
Earnings from Learning examines the historical and contemporary factors that have fueled the rise of postsecondary for-profit, degree-granting institutions as a dynamic and powerful force in education. The contributors focus on such institutions as the University of Phoenix, DeVry, and Strayer to present theoretically grounded and data-driven research from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. They document unprecedented shifts in the postsecondary political economy and landscape and evaluate the implications for nonprofit institutions, including understanding the public and private benefits of higher education, postsecondary access and success, institutional resource allocation, competition, governance, and technology.
At the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, David W. Breneman is University Professor and Dean, Brian Pusser is Associate Professor of Education, and Sarah E. Turner is Associate Professor of Education and Economics. Breneman's previous books include Liberal Arts Colleges: Thriving, Surviving, or Endangered? and Pusser is the author of Burning Down the House: Politics, Governance, and Affirmative Action at the University of California, also published by SUNY Press.