For-profit colleges are a part of everyday life. For many people they present a quick, but often expensive, way to avoid the traditional college system in favor of a "quick" and convenient degree. However, in many of these cases, nothing is really what it seems. From large costs to lack of accreditation, many of these institutions pray on students trying to graduate quickly and get a job leaving many of them in significant debt with a degree that is unaccredited and useless outside of the school.
If you are considering a for-profit school, please take a look at this article to make sure you are asking the right questions and not being scammed.