This report examines how predatory for-profit institutions are geographically targeting communities of color in cities in the Upper Midwest and across the country. By targeting prospective Black and Latino students with dubious educational programs and high levels of debt, the report shows how these institutions are systematically stripping wealth from these communities.
Leveraging data from the Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, and other sources, the report focuses on five cities—Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee—to illustrate how for-profit institutions are exacerbating racial inequality. Along with highlighting predatory practices, the report offers recommendations for how federal, state, and municipal officials can take action to curb these practices and protect borrowers.
Read the Press Release: New Report Finds For-Profit Schools Targeting Black and Latino Communities
A set of exhibits documenting the SBPC’s findings is available here