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"This book seeks to shed light on a rapidly changing industry."

"A welcome addition to the often polemical writing about for-profits that has become particularly heated... New Players, Different Game should be added to the library of all interested in current trends in high education. Administrators and faculty members will especially benefit from the clear, balanced presentation of a wealth of information about for-profits."

"The rise of for-profit higher education is a barometer of profound changes in the nation. These institutions are poorly understood and shrouded in myth. Tierney and Hentschke offer a much needed and fascinating portrait of the for-profit sector: its origins, characteristics, future, and potential impact on traditional higher education."

"An important book for everyone who cares about the health and the future of higher education."

"Those who seek to understand this vigorous sector of postsecondary education will find this book an invaluable guide to the economic and cultural issues posed by its growth."

"Some observers of the recent growth of the for-profit sector of higher education in the United States have stood aghast, some have lamented, some have ranted. Tierney and Hentschke have stepped back and produced a carefully researched, detailed, and thoughtful analysis of the phenomenon of the for-profit sector."

"This book is a must-read for all who seek to learn about the transformation occurring in higher education and the implications for the future."

"This book offers a framework for understanding not just the dramatic evolution and maturation of the for-profit college sector, but the broader impacts on education policy, governance, and competition across all institution types."

"Is the rapid growth of for-profit institutions a revolutionary departure or simply the next turn of the wheel in a natural evolution of higher education? Whether you welcome this development or see it as an alarming threat, you will find this description of the new kid on the block informed, well-written, and analytical."

New Players, Different Game
Understanding the Rise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities
Publication Date: 1 Sep 2007
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 232 pages
Illustrations: 15 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9780801886577