This whole discussion is very amusing and chuck full of wrong or misleading information.
First, although I don't like SCAD for most majors, they are a fully accredited, non-profit school. Yes, they started out as a "for-profit school, but they changed to a non-profit.
Seconly, I would rarely attend a "for profit school because they want to put as much of their dollars into the hands of the owners.,which is why they are a for profit school. There are , however, some exception, which are more student friendly. Gnomon School and SVA are two examples of these exceptions.
SCAD, however, is renown to be run like a for profit endeaver even though they are non profit. The only programs that have strong reputations there are their animation and visual effects and sequential art programs. All other programs do NOT have the same reputation.
However, even non profits can be run as a "for profit" school or can be more student oriented. SCAD is run more like a for-profit school.
Academy of Art University in San Francisco is a "for-profit" school ( when I checked it out a year ago) and owned by the Stevens Institute. I would never go there.