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For profit colleges: Do your homework, says attorney general

Published 10/23/2011, Alexandria Echo Press

Higher education has long been the way that many Americans have pursued greater economic opportunity and increased earning potential. In recent years, more students have turned to for-profit colleges--whose investors make money when students enroll in the schools--for certificates and degrees, some involving online coursework. Enrollment at for-profit colleges has increased more than 225 percent since 1998.

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