DVD RELEASE DATE : JULY 20TH
America is built on the principle that higher education is attainable by anyone with the passion to succeed – but does this ring true today? Viewers are invited to join the award-winning FRONTLINE investigative team as they put modern education to the test in College, Inc. Set for release on July 20 from PBS, College, Inc. examines the world of college and university education and asks if a degree is truly necessary even though it will often bring about massive student debt.
Today, the business of higher education is booming — it’s a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Investors insist they’re innovators, widening access to education. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America. A must-see documentary for educators and students alike, College, Inc. uncovers the truth behind higher education and the profit-hungry institutions that write the rules.