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Unformatted text preview: to report that the weak 74 economy has a positive impact on the demand for
both face-to-face and online courses.
• Nearly one-half of private-sector colleges and
universities report that the economic downturn
has increased demand for face-to-face courses
• Three-quarters of private-sector colleges and
universities have seen increased demand for
online courses and programs due to the economic downturn.
• Nearly three-quarters of private-sector institutions report increases in applications for financial aid, but the rate is lower than at other types
• Nearly one-half of private-sector institutions
report their budgets have increased year-overyear—a higher rate than reported by other types
While the trend for the larger sector, including
the private education services subsector, should
continue to grow, gains in 2012 will be moderated
by two factors. Nationally, the for-profit industry
was the fastest-growing sector for the last 12 years.
However, enrollments for many of these in...
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