Why the distinction between "for-profit" and "not-for-profit" schools? You think "not-for-profits" don't reap in the cash? Of course they do.
Is your qualm with for-profits their default rates? Please - they serve an entirely different demographic.
It is also completely irrational to hold one's school responsible for one's ability to get "gainful employment" in the workplace. You said it yourself - just look at the last two years. No one can get a job. All of a sudden we want to place the blame for our unemployment blues on for-profit education?
Kaplan put its money where its mouth is: A full 1 month no-risk trial to see whether or not Kaplan is worth it?
You'll be hard pressed to find that vote of confidence in most any other industry.