The Myth of ‘Non-Profit’ Higher Education

The local news just reported

A new survey of colleges suggest University admissions officials are – increasingly – looking at a potential student’s ability to pay as a major factor for admission. The survey found up to 10 percent of 4-year colleges are admitting full pay students with lower grades over students who require financial aid who have higher grades.

Sounds like Universities are in it for the money to me. Which is fine. But the holier than thou pretended ‘we love education for education’s sake’ malarky Universities spew in contrasting themselves with for-profit schools is just hooey.

The next time some Ivy league school or hoity toidy state university asserts that they are different from pay as you go schools, call it a liar and speak the truth.  There’s just no such thing as non-profit education in the United States.

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