A banner year for US private career colleges

December 8, 2007

The Career College Association met in Washington last week to review what has been a "spectacular" year of financial returns, despite slowing enrolment growth. After several years of running flat, this year's numbers are showing an average stock price increase of 57% -- and for some like Capella University, a 180% increase. The commercial college market expects continued growth over the next 10 years, as US demographics continue to swell and private colleges gain increased access to federal student aid.