That's because Obama didn't mention community college expansion in his State of the Union, although he did mention that much needs to be done to improve job training, and to help education programs partner better with employers.At the moment, for profit schools still have a lot of work to do if they are going to avoid the ire of government officials in the future. Though they account for around 10% of student enrollment in higher education nationwide, they are responsible for issuing 47% of student debt. It's hard to imagine this industry escaping further regulation until that figure is measurably improved. Do you think increased regulation will improve or stiffle the for profit education industry? Use the list below to begin your analysis. 1. DeVry, Inc. ( DV): Provides educational services worldwide. Market cap at $2.34B, most recent closing price at $37.72.
2. Apollo Group Inc. ( APOL): Provides educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Market cap at $3.71B, most recent closing price at $33.60.
3. Education Management Corporation ( EDMC): Provides post-secondary education in North America. Market cap at $1.07B, most recent closing price at $8.68.
4. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. ( BPI): Provides postsecondary education services. Market cap at $942.66M, most recent closing price at $17.65.
5. ITT Educational Services Inc. ( ESI): Offers postsecondary-degree programs in the U.S. that provide diplomas as well as associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Market cap at $905.78M, most recent closing price at $39.60.
6. Corinthian Colleges Inc. ( COCO): Operates as a post-secondary career education company in the United States and Canada. Market cap at $133.18M, most recent closing price at $1.51.
7. Career Education Corp. ( CECO): Provides educational services primarily in the United States. Market cap at $377.40M, most recent closing price at $5.92.( List compiled by James Dennin, a Kapitall Writer. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research, all other data sourced from Finviz.)