By Dante J. Salto and Daniel C. Levy.|
A major new form of higher education—legal for-profit higher education—burst heavily onto the Latin American scene a quarter-century ago, yet remains largely unnoticed in most of the region, let alone beyond. Concentrated in just three countries, it is so weighty in two of them that Latin America leads all other regions in total for-profit enrollment, even as for-profit higher education grows in most regions. Will for-profit higher education continue more as an exception in the Latin America region, or is it a precursor of a trend? To begin pondering such a consequential question, we must first gain a sense of the regional private higher education (PHE) context, and why and how exceptions have emerged and fared. Full text here.