Globe University and Sister School, Minnesota School of Business, Accused of Misleading Students Over Career Prospects

Career College Central Summary:

  • Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday sued Woodbury-based Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business, alleging the for-profit sister schools misled criminal justice program students about their career prospects.
  • Swanson described a "sales-oriented culture" on their campuses, which she says aggressively pursued potential students with deceptive claims about jobs they would land and their ability to transfer credits to other schools.
  • "This school left some people deep in debt with promises that did not materialize," Swanson said as she announced the lawsuit. Globe and Minnesota School of Business said claims made in the suit "could not be further from the truth."
  • The schools said their recruiters tell students that the criminal justice program does not fulfill requirements to become a licensed police officer in Minnesota.
  • Course catalogues and enrollment agreements include this information; they also urge students to check with other campuses where they might want to transfer credits before enrolling.
  • "Regrettably, today's misguided action threatens jobs and quality career-focused education for thousands of Minnesotans," the schools said.
  • The almost 130-year-old Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business have seen rapid enrollment growth in recent years and now serve more than 11,000 students on campuses in five states and online.  

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ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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