The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
The private for-profit sector of higher education has seen unprecedented growth over the past decade, and its market share is at an all-time high. Given its growing importance, it is essential to understand the evolving role of this group of institutions in the higher education landscape. How has enrollment in for-profits grown and did this change during the Great Recession? What are their tuition levels? To what extent do their students rely on Pell grants and student loans? A series of interactive visuals casts light on these questions.