New Report from CFHE Looks at Efforts to Turn Public Universities into Profit Centers at Education’s Expense


Release of working papers in advance of campus equity week events

For Immediate Release: October 3, 2013
Contact: Alice Sunshine,

Media Advisory

Higher Ed Faculty to Discuss Report of Conference Call with the Media on October 9; Report is First in a Series of Three to be Released This Month


Susan Meisenhelder, Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Lillian Taiz, California State University, Los Angeles
Gary Rhoades, University of Arizona
Eileen Landy, State University of New York, Old Westbury
Bob Meister, University of California, Santa Cruz


The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education ( will release a new report, “The ‘Promises’ of Online Higher Education: Profits,” a “follow the money” expose that sheds light on how increasingly higher education leaders are making decisions that benefit investors and corporations rather than the students their institutions are supposed to be serving.

Online higher education is a big business, as private companies are making billions of dollars off
of new partnerships with higher education institutions.  The new report from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE) – The first in a series of three reports that will be released in October 2013 – takes a look at who is making money, how much, in what ways, and the impact all of it is having on the quality of education for students in America.

Later this month, CFHE will release a second report on the impact online education is having on costs for students and institutions and a third on the impact online education is having on access to higher education.

When:  Wednesday, October 9 at 11am/PT

Where:  Press Conference Call – (800) 762-7308
Ask for call for: “Campaign for the Future of Higher Education”

Members of the news media, including campus/student reporters and bloggers on education issues, are invited to listen to a short discussion with campaign officials and to ask questions about the report.

About the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education was launched to guarantee that affordable quality higher education is accessible to all sectors of our society in the coming decades; and to include the voices of the faculty, staff, students and our communities—not just administrators, politicians, foundations and think tanks—in the process of making change. The campaign seeks to ensure that the emphasis, curriculum, pricing, and structure of our nation’s higher education systems are good for our students and the quality of education they receive.