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Tierney, W. and Hentschke, G., New Players, Different Game: Understanding the Rise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780801886577. Pages: 232.
The growth in the for-profit higher education sector is highly controversial. However, there is much confusion and hysteria that revolves around it. Tierney and Hentschke have chosen to tackle this subject, revealing factual data about how many for profit institutions exist in the US (one third of all higher education institutions) as well as their popularity and growth rate. They are critical about the rise of such institutions, yet they suggest that well governed for-profits have a role to play in the higher education arena and could serve as learning models for more traditional institutions.