I was reviewing this weekend some general figures on the cost of education as it pertains to college. Tuition averages $32,000 per year without room and board. 4 years of straight tuition is $128,000. Probably add another $20,000 for room and board. That adds another $80,000. Total cost is thus $208,000, give or take.
ESI average "revenue per student" per quarter is $4,666. Takes 14 quarters to get a bachelors degree ($65,000) and 7 quarters ($32,662) to get an associates. These amounts are 50% below that if one goes to a private not-for-profit. I would also assume that most of the ESI students are living with a parent(s), thereby saving on the "room and board" aspect of attending a private not-for-profit school. If a student puts down $10,000 - $15,000 of their own money towards this education (that is like $3000 per year personal contribution towards the cost), then they are out of school with $50,000 of student loans. In my opinion, that is a completely manageable number. At a 5% interest rate, the annual debt payment is on the order of $3000 per year, give or take.
Compare that to a four year private not-for-profit college where you end up with $100,000 - $200,000 worth of expense and debt load.
It is probably comparing apples to oranges, but I have to say that at least one gets an education in a discipline/vocation that has some practical application.
To get tuition information, you can do a simple google search on the "cost of college" and the such. You will get all the info you want. Re ESI information, it comes from their SEC filings (10Q and 10K).