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Another College Under Fire for Violating Consumer Protection Act

Another college is coming under fire for public deception and willfully violating the Consumer Protection Act. The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that American National University, formerly in business as National College of Kentucky.

Kentucky’s Attorney General Andy Beshear argued the school made deceptive claims about how many graduates found employment upon graduation. The claims charges the school with inflating the numbers in a way that was was more favorable than was the reality.

The University countered with the argument that it wasn’t responsible for claims made by a different corporation.

For-profit colleges have come under scrutiny for failing to deliver on promises of education and opportunities that students are led to believe they will receive by the end of their matriculation. Instead, most find they are saddled with hefty loan debt and no transferable skills toward gainful employment.

Beshar is satisfied with the outcome and what this means for those who felt they were mislead.

“This is a win for Kentucky college students who deserve fair and accurate information about their future job prospects and not bogus, inflated numbers fabricated by a school. My office will continue to stand up to for-profit colleges that put profits ahead of the educational needs of our Kentucky families.”

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