Romney Praises For-Profit Colleges, Including One Run by a Donor

At recent campaign events, the Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has praised for-profit colleges as a way of holding down the cost of higher education and cited Full Sail University, in Winter Park, Fla., as an example, The New York Times reported.

Full Sail’s chief executive, James W. (Bill) Heavener, is a donor to the Romney campaign and co-chairman of its fund-raising team in Florida. The article draws attention to Full Sail’s 21-month program in video-game art, which costs more than $80,000 and has low graduation rates, but notes that other programs do better.

Full Sail offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs in areas related to entertainment and the media. It recently entered into a collaboration with the University of Florida under which the two institutions plan to co-promote programs in those areas.

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Romney Praises For-Profit Colleges, Including One Run by a Donor

At recent campaign events, the Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has praised for-profit colleges as a way of holding down the cost of higher education and cited Full Sail University, in Winter Park, Fla., as an example, The New York Times reported.

Full Sail’s chief executive, James W. (Bill) Heavener, is a donor to the Romney campaign and co-chairman of its fund-raising team in Florida. The article draws attention to Full Sail’s 21-month program in video-game art, which costs more than $80,000 and has low graduation rates, but notes that other programs do better.

Full Sail offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs in areas related to entertainment and the media. It recently entered into a collaboration with the University of Florida under which the two institutions plan to co-promote programs in those areas.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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