For-Profit Universities in the US - Industry Market Research Report

For-Profit Universities in the US

The For-Profit Universities industry includes colleges and universities that offer academic courses at baccalaureate and graduate levels on a for-profit basis. Over the five years to 2019, the industry has experienced a significant decline as operators have garnered lawsuits and negative press for providing less-than-adequate education to students. Prior to the current period, high unemployment encouraged individuals to return to school, bolstering industry revenue growth. However, demand for industry services fell as the unemployment rate decreased, encouraging many consumers to pursue full-time employment instead of enrolling in industry courses. Moving forward, unless operators can adequately respond to heightened regulation regarding Title IV funding and better business habits, the industry will continue to shrink and more establishments will shut down. However, as the national unemployment rate is forecast to increase over the five years to 2024 and the levels of high school retention and per capita disposable income are expected to rise, the industry will likely to rebound at a modest pace.

The For-Profit Universities industry includes colleges and universities that offer academic courses at baccalaureate or graduate levels on a for-profit basis. A high school diploma or equivalent academic training is generally an admission requirement. Instruction may be provided in a variety of settings such as educational institutions, the workplace, the home, training facilities and through correspondence, TV, the internet or other electronic or distance-learning means.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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