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Academic leaders at all types of institutions

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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 and programs. • 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 of institutions. • Nearly one-half of private-sector institutions report their budgets have increased year-overyear—a higher rate than reported by other types of institutions. 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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