Abbott, Malcolm. "Stability and Change in a Mature Private Higher Education Industry". PROPHE Working Paper No.19.
For the last 25 years it has been legally possible for private providers to deliver diploma and degree programs in New Zealand. Over this period these providers have contributed significantly to the growth of the country’s higher education sector. The purpose of this paper is to look at the current state of New Zealand’s private higher education providers; especially how they have performed in more recent years since the Global Economic Crisis in 2008. New Zealand’s private higher education providers have a number of characteristics that distinguish them from the government run providers which has enabled them to survive as niche providers in the face of strong competition from the latter.