The state Office of Higher Education is hiring its first consumer protection advocate to monitor college recruitment and advertising practices. The new hire will work with George Roedler, who heads up the registration and licensing section and mediates complaints that students have with schools. Commissioner Larry Pogemiller says the advocate will identify misleading practices and Read more

I have Herzing’s reaction below: This announcement just in from the Minnesota Attorney General’s office: MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HERZING UNIVERSITY REACH SETTLEMENT OVER LACK OF ACCREDITATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM             Attorney General Lori Swanson and Herzing University, a for-profit college based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, entered into a settlement today arising out Read more

Looks like Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is looking into the activities of Corinthian Colleges, a publicly owned, for-profit education chain based in Santa Ana, Calif. From Corinthian’s most recent 10-K report: On July 8, 2013, the Company received a civil investigative demand from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (the “MN AG”) seeking information on Read more

Sen. Tom Harkin

About a year ago, I looked into allegations that Globe University / Minnesota School of Business was using deceptive marketing tactics to lure prospective students. That was also around the time that Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa had concluded an investigation of for-profit schools throughout the country.  The Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Read more