GEORGETOWN, Ky., Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With more news stories of students left scrambling when a for-profit college fails — along with equally alarming news of venerable nonprofit colleges shuttering — higher education seems increasingly risky to prospective enrollees. Many are asking tough questions:
What are for-profit colleges? How are for-profit colleges different from nonprofit?
Why is accreditation important when considering a college? How do regional and national accreditation differ?
Now, students can find the answers from TheBestSchools.org in these two handy guides:
Guide to For-Profit Colleges: What You Need to Know
Guide to Nationally Accredited Colleges: What You Need to Know
Together, these guides pack a wealth of information while staying true to the core needs of students. The "Guide to For-Profit Colleges" explains the differences between nonprofits and for-profits, for-profit accreditation, risks & benefits of for-profits, and reasons to attend a for-profit college. The "Guide to Nationally Accredited Colleges" covers national accreditation, reasons for attending a nationally accredited school, the value of such accreditation, its effect on job acquisition, and how to spot disreputable accreditors.
"Recent newsworthy failures of some for-profit colleges not only leave current students adrift but also force some prospective students to put their education plans on hold while they sort fact from fiction regarding for-profits," says Dan Edelen, communications manager for TheBestSchools.org. "We are making these free guides available both to answer students' most pressing questions and to help alleviate the fear and expense of making decisions based on incomplete information — or worse, rumors. After reading our guides, students can choose the best schools with confidence."
TheBestSchools.org is the authoritative source for school rankings — secondary, college & university, postgraduate, online, and on-campus — and for the information students need to make informed decisions about their education and to find the best schools for them. As a member of both the American Council on Education and the National Association for College Admission Counseling, TheBestSchools.org upholds the highest standards to meet the requirements of more than one million monthly visitors. TheBestSchools.org is an educational website whose staff and advisory board believe learning transforms lives for the better and should be a lifelong pursuit.