Higher Education Lessons

Mission and Objectives of For-Profit Institutions

In this lesson, you'll learn about the distinguishing characteristics of the major segments of for-profit postsecondary education in the United States.

Topics covered in this lesson include:
  • Overview of each type of for-profit institution
  • The mission and objectives for each type of institution
  • The education and admissions philosophy of for-profit institutions
  • The role of for-profit institutions in the development of the adult education market