For-profit colleges engage in aggressive recruitment of students regardless of qualifications.
For-profit colleges receive approximately 25% of all federal student aid — which by some estimates, results in over 80% of their revenues. Yet students at such schools default on student loans at alarming rates. On average, for-profit institutions only graduate 38% of their students, who in turn default on their student loan debt at much higher rates than students who attended public or private nonprofit schools.
Although for-profit colleges and career centers enroll roughly 10% of all higher education students, they account for approximately 50% of all federal student loan defaults. In such situations, students do not get the education they need to improve their chances of obtaining employment, and taxpayers are forced to foot the bill for students’ defaulted loans.