Monday, April 10, 2006

A for-profit college is under investigation for pumping up enrollment while skimping on education :: Chronicle of Higher Education: 1/13/2006

See also the conversation thread at RipOffReport.

In the United States. Not the United Arab Emirates.

Appalling that an institution, American Intercontinental University of Atlanta, would care more about whether students STARTED than whether ever they graduated. But such were the perverse incentives in places - and no doubt those can be traced back somehow to poorly designed/administered US and state government financial aid/loan programs.

Perhaps the parent, AIU, should be bought out by the affiliate, American University in Dubai which holds its US accreditation through AIU. It wouldn't be the first time such a purchase of US universities occured to The Emirates Economist. Everything is for sale at the right price. Right?

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