Private sector schools, colleges and universities provide nearly four million students with access postsecondary education. These institutions and their students play an important role in ensuring that employers that seeking high-demand skills have access to a job-ready workforce. These private sector schools account for over 400,000 jobs in the United States with a total economic impact of nearly $50 billion.
Individuals seeking job training or degrees have many choices. This includes vocational schools, private postsecondary schools and colleges that provide career-specific training and degree programs. These schools offer a range of higher education programs including short-term certificates and diplomas, and degree programs from Associate to PhD.
Occupational fields include business, allied health, information technology, cosmetology, massage, entrepreneurship, trades, and many more. Many institutions participate in federal student financial assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/) To qualify vocational, technical and career schools must be licensed by the state where they are located, be accredited by a recognized accrediting agency, and be approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Many schools are also approved to enroll veterans as well as international students.
There are many ways career schools and colleges are differentiated. One is the focus on student success, retention, graduation, and placement. Another is on the focus on nontraditional students. This includes single mothers, veterans, those from diverse social and economic backgrounds, and individuals who have not succeeded in postsecondary education to date. Unlike the public sector schools, vocational, technical, career schools and colleges contribute income taxes to State and Federal treasuries and yet receive no direct taxpayer subsidies.
There are thousands of such schools in the U.S., most of which are owned as small businesses. To learn more about the availability to find a vocational school for sale, technical school or career school, please Contact us
Vocational schools are on the rise and more profitable than ever! High schools nationwide are addressing the concept that a four year college program, with no particular direction in career is less relevant to many than a career, trade or vocational school certification.
"A number of states have followed the lead of the national vocational education organizations and adopted the term career and technical education. Others use variations, such as career and technology education and professional-technical education, and several states include the word workforce in describing these programs.