From the press release:
Enrollment in U.S. schools is expected to grow through the decade, as the U.S. population increases and participation rises. Postsecondary institutions are experiencing enrollment change differentially, with numbers quadrupling in the last decade at private for-profit postsecondary institutions, according to The Condition of Education 2011 report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated report that provides an annual portrait of education in the United States. There are 50 indicators in this year’s report covering all aspects of education, including early childhood through postsecondary education, student achievement and outcomes, and school environments and resources.
This year’s report features a closer look at postsecondary education by institution level (2-year or 4-year) and control (public, private not-for-profit, or private for-profit). The closer look describes the current state of postsecondary education and how it has been changing in recent decades.