For-profit colleges and their investors have had a rough couple of years. But they’re hoping for easier days ahead under a Trump administration.
Stocks of for-profit education companies spiked the morning after Election Day, and they’ve continued to outperform the overall market ever since Trump’s win. Both DeVry ( and )Strayer ( are up about 23%. The University of Phoenix parent company ) Apollo Education Group ( has risen nearly 8% since November 8, and )Capella University’s ( stock is up about 15%. )