Career Colleges

KOS serves career colleges and technical colleges from coast-to-coast, and we’re recognized as one of the top 20 firms nationally with this practice focus. Our heavy involvement in the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities or APSCU (formerly known as Career Colleges Association or CCA) illustrates our commitment to your sector.

Today, more and more students choose career colleges because of the specialized degrees offered, one-on-one attention, and the focus toward advancing students through the programs and successfully placing them in the workforce.

Due to the rapid growth of career and technical colleges, the federal government has become increasingly involved in financing career training and education programs. This comes with higher levels of “watch-dogging” how funds are used. As a condition of government funding, career college owners must deal with tough and continually updated federal government reporting requirements.

[KOS is] friendly, approachable, always willing to help me find an answer to a question.

Joan Meyer
La’James International College

Boy, do we know what you’re up against!

Successfully conducting business, while maintaining these government standards, is a huge challenge.

Maximizing your resources in this environment requires understanding what truly drives profitability and responding quickly as these factors fluctuate. Our career college service team stays ahead of the curve on school issues so that we can help you meet these challenges.

Sometimes opportunities arise that involve services beyond your typical audit and accounting needs. Formalizing programs, buying an existing school, or achieving growth and succession goals are a few of the special projects we can help you with.

[KOS is] easy to communicate [with] and [they] answer questions on a timely basis.

Pam Garrison
Vincennes Beauty College

If your school participates in Title IV programs, we’ll work with you to develop compliance attestation engagements of student financial assistance programs and audits of the school’s financial statements.

A true team, our career college accounting professionals are committed to protecting the reputation and profitability of trade and beauty schools, technical colleges, and career colleges. Rely on KOS’ advisors who know and care about your career training business.

Questions? Contact
Ben Darcy
Scott Elesh

Career College Chronicle

Because our goal is to help our clients understand the ins and outs of compliance, we spend a lot of time in training and education. Each quarter we publish our Career College Chronicle which contains valuable, timely articles to help school owners, administrators and others in the industry make vital decisions. Click below to view our most recent edition and our archives of the Career College Chronicle. If you’d like to receive future editions, simply send an email to

Career College Chronicle March 2014

Career College Chronicle September 2013

Career College Chronicle: June 2013