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Can For-Profit Tech Colleges Be Trusted?

March 7th, 2011 03:00 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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snydeq found a story questioning the quality of education on offer at institutions such as University of Phoenix, DeVry, ITT Tech, and Kaplan in the wake of increasing scrutiny for alleged deceptive practices [PDF] that leave students in high debt for jobs that pay little. ‘For-profit schools carry a stigma in some eyes because of their reputation for hard sales pitches, aggressive marketing tactics, and saddling students with big loans for dubious degrees or certificates,’ Robert Scheier writes. ‘Should IT pros looking to increase their skills, or people seeking to enter the IT profession, consider such for-profit schools? And should employers trust their graduates’ skills?’”

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