The Service Employees International Union will be sponsoring a panel discussion and nationwide webcast on “the dangers of for-profit colleges” this Thursday. “Good for Wall Street, Bad for Students” will concentrate specifically on the Art Institutes, Argosy University, Brown Mackie College and South University — all of which are owned by Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corporation.
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Harper’s Magazine has unveiled a lengthy piece on the University of Phoenix, one of a host of for-profit colleges that is currently being investigated in the state of Florida and across the country. The piece, which is worth reading in full, explores the falsities in the schools’ recruitment practices, along with their embarrassingly low graduation rates and the high debt taken on by their students.
The Art Institutes are the latest for-profit colleges to be included in the federal government’s crackdown on for-profit colleges.
In October the Office of the Attorney General announced it would be investigating allegations of deception at five for-profit higher education companies: Kaplan Inc., the University of Phoenix, MedVance Institute, Argosy University and Everest University.
Now three more…
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is investigating allegations of deception at five for-profit higher education companies: Kaplan Inc., the University of Phoenix, MedVance Institute, Argosy University and Everest University.
The allegations include misrepresentations regarding financial aid, unfair…