Four Things to Know About For-Profit Education

When choosing an online program, Krishna Jackson of La Mesa, California, wanted flexibility, access to a campus and a bachelor’s degree in communications. Her education through the University of Phoenix, which combined online and on-site coursework, gave her all of that, she says.

While online, for-profit programs face criticism for low graduation rates and questionable recruitment practices, the recent alumna says she was satisfied with her education.

“I had to consider a program where I could work and go to school, and I could jump right in,” she says.

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