Career Education settles 5-year lawsuit over marketing practices


By Ben Unglesbee

January 3rd, 2019

Given the total collapse of some of the country’s largest for-profit operators as a result of legal, regulatory and financial pressure, Career Education’s penalties from the settlement may seem light by comparison.

From 2001 to 2010, Career Education’s enrollment nearly tripled to 118,205. During that time the company was “under near constant scrutiny from accreditors and law enforcement entities,” according to a U.S. Senate report that helped prompt the lawsuit against it by the states.

The attorneys general alleged the company had “placed significant pressure on its employees to enroll students and engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by making misleading statements to prospective students.”

Among other practices, the lawsuit accused Career Education of failing to fully (continue reading…)