If time is money, for-profit colleges can be cheap

As community colleges cut classes, students are turning to for-profit schools, despite the much higher costs.

Cierra Nelson spent four years trying to complete prerequisites for a nursing program at a community college in southern California. Again and again, she was turned away from science classes she needed, such as anatomy and physiology. Finally, she borrowed more than $50,000 to attend a for-profit, Everest College.

Everest has no wait lists.

Also on Community College SpotlightMississippi colleges can’t hire enough instructors to meet the demand for nursing classes.

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