COLORADOAN: CollegeAmerica sued by state AG for deceptive practices
Career College Central Summary:
Colorado’s attorney general accuses a private, for-profit college with campuses in four states of misleading students it promises to prepare for careers in business, computers and health care, The Denver Post reported Wednesday.
The Post reported that a lawsuit was filed late last year against CollegeAmerica seeking to remedy deceptive trade practices. CollegeAmerica, which has campuses in Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona; Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado; Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Cheyenne, Wyoming, released a statement denying the allegations.
KCNC-TV also has reported on the case, saying the attorney general accuses the college of enticing students with promises of lucrative careers, but instead preparing them for low-wage jobs for which they don’t need degrees.
In court documents, the attorney general said that since 2006, about 70 percent of CollegeAmerica students in Colorado and Wyoming dropped out, and cited a CollegeAmerica advertising campaign that promises: “You could earn a million dollars more over your lifetime if you hold the right degree.”
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