Strayer Makes Back Some of Its Loss

Yesterday, shares of Strayer Education (STRA) fell more than 12 percent, closing at $150.45. Dow Jones Newswires had an article on a report by a Boston consulting firm that said the growth rate for applications at the company's schools was slowing dramatically.

The Off Wall Street report, based on Free Application for Federal Student Aid numbers, said Strayer "faces significant challenges and headwinds, that its recent growth is unsustainable and that significant earnings disappointments will occur," according to Dow Jones.

For-profit education companies like Strayer are generally expected to do better in a downturn, as people go back to school for more training.

Then today, Piper Jaffray released a report upgrading the stock from neutral to buy and setting the price target at $186, disputing Off Wall Street's analysis.

The stock is up above $160 a share now, a gain of 6 percent. It closed at $171.09 Friday.

By Terri Rupar  |  March 17, 2009; 3:53 PM ET  | Category:  Economy Watch , Education
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This University is a rip off everything is too expensive. INFORMATION listed below from actual Strayer sites please view sites below. If you are prior Military and plan to use your GI Bill RUN… The only way you will collect full time is if you take 3 classes, because 2 classes will count as ½ time not ¾ like any normal University. Just remember 3 classes will run you $4,305.00. MY RECOMMENDATION IS TO FIND ANOTHER INSTITUTION THAT DOES NOT CHARGE YOU AN ARM AND LEG PER QUARTER.
At Strayer University, we strive to make education affordable for working adult students. Below are our tuition and fees for the 2009 academic year:
• Application Fee – $50. Your application is valid for one year after the application date.
• Graduate Level Tuition - $1945 per course.
• Undergraduate Level Full-time Students (13.5 or more credit hours per quarter) – $1435 per course.
• Undergraduate Level Part-time Students (fewer than 13.5 credit hours per quarter) – $1510 per course.
Additional Fees
• Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rate and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $250 per course for textbooks and supplies.
• Laboratory fees are included in the tuition rates.
• International students must pay to take the TOEFL exam and are required to pay a tuition deposit of $300.
• Additional fees may apply as you progress through your program (i.e., graduation fee, withdrawal fee, transcript fee, etc.).
More Information
The University Catalog describes our full financial policies and charges. Contact your campus directly to discuss financing and degree completion options that may reduce your total cost of attendance.

Posted by: J451 | March 24, 2009 7:24 PM

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