It has not been a good two years for the reputation of for-profit colleges. A 2010 Education Trust report found that the graduation rate at the University of Phoenix, by far the nation’s largest college system of any kind, was only 9 percent, including 12 percent at its Boston campus. The Government Accountability Office issued reports in 2010 and 2011 that found evidence of deceptive and fraudulent marketing about school financing and the astronomical salaries graduates would supposedly make with their degrees, and inconsistent adherence to academic standards, including inaction against plagiarism.
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