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For-profit colleges serve far fewer students than either public or private non-profit colleges. At the same time, relative to non-profit colleges, for-profit colleges draw a disproportionate share of federal and state financial aid, such as tuition grants and guaranteed loans, for their students. It must be, then, that for-profit colleges enroll a greater proportion of financially disadvantaged students than do non-profit colleges.

In assessing the argument above, it would be most useful to compare

A the proportion of financially disadvantaged students served by public and private non-profit colleges

B the extent to which for-profit and non-profit colleges engage in fraudulent practices in helping their students obtain unneeded federal and state financial aid

C the number of students receiving federal and state financial aid at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges

D the quality of education received by financially disadvantaged students at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges

E the rates of default on loan repayments among graduates of for-profit and non-profit colleges
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Someone please Explain
B vs C here
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For-profit colleges serve far fewer students than either public or private non-profit colleges. At the same time, relative to non-profit colleges, for-profit colleges draw a disproportionate share of federal and state financial aid, such as tuition grants and guaranteed loans, for their students. It must be, then, that for-profit colleges enroll a greater proportion of financially disadvantaged students than do non-profit colleges.

In assessing the argument above, it would be most useful to compare

A the proportion of financially disadvantaged students served by public and private non-profit colleges - Incorrect comparison

B the extent to which for-profit and non-profit colleges engage in fraudulent practices in helping their students obtain unneeded federal and state financial aid

C the number of student receiving federal and state financial aid at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges - We will be unable to assess the argument until we have the Total number of students enrolled in each of the colleges.

D the quality of education received by financially disadvantaged students at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges - We are not concerned with quality.

E the rates of default on loan repayments among graduates of for-profit and non-profit colleges- Rates of default does not tell us anything. It is not necessary that only children who need financial aid will default on loan repayment.

I have chosen option B as the answer by eliminating all the other answer choices.
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For-profit colleges -> fewer students than either public or private non-profit colleges.

for-profit colleges draw a disproportionate share

for-profit colleges enroll a greater proportion of financially disadvantaged students than do non-profit colleges.

In assessing the argument above, it would be most useful to compare

A the proportion of financially disadvantaged students served by public and private non-profit colleges -> Can anyone please explain me why A is wrong ?

B the extent to which for-profit and non-profit colleges engage in fraudulent practices in helping their students obtain unneeded federal and state financial aid - If they do engage then it weakens the argument . if they do not then it strengthens

C the number of students receiving federal and state financial aid at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges - the number doesnt matter .Its about the proportion because we already know the number of students in for profit are lower

D the quality of education received by financially disadvantaged students at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges - out of scope

E the rates of default on loan repayments among graduates of for-profit and non-profit colleges - out of scope
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Hello GMATNinja

I didn't quite understand how option B is helping to evaluate the argument ? Although it the only option left that I can't eliminate for any reason. But i want to understand how will it be useful to evaluate
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New post 25 May 2018, 03:14
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For-profit colleges -> fewer students than either public or private non-profit colleges.

for-profit colleges draw a disproportionate share

for-profit colleges enroll a greater proportion of financially disadvantaged students than do non-profit colleges.

In assessing the argument above, it would be most useful to compare

A the proportion of financially disadvantaged students served by public and private non-profit colleges -> Can anyone please explain me why A is wrong ?

B the extent to which for-profit and non-profit colleges engage in fraudulent practices in helping their students obtain unneeded federal and state financial aid - If they do engage then it weakens the argument . if they do not then it strengthens

C the number of students receiving federal and state financial aid at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges - the number doesnt matter .Its about the proportion because we already know the number of students in for profit are lower

D the quality of education received by financially disadvantaged students at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges - out of scope

E the rates of default on loan repayments among graduates of for-profit and non-profit colleges - out of scope

A is incorrect because it compares private non-profit colleges to public non-profit colleges. This is out of scope because we wan't to compare non-profit colleges with for-profit colleges, regardless of whether they're private or public.

Hope that helps :-)
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New post 27 May 2018, 00:23
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Someone please Explain
B vs C here


The question talks about comparing the proportion of financially disadvantaged students to non-financially disadvantaged students in for-profit and non-profit colleges. It would be impossible to compare the proportions just by knowing the number of students receiving federal and state financial aid at for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges.
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