Former Kaplan Students Tell The Washington Post: Shut Down Kaplan University Online
Jan 18, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I've been more pushback against the for-profit online universities recently. For example: "Students at "for-profit" colleges like Kaplan University and the University of Phoenix are promised an easy, convenient way to earn a college degree. Instead, many students are drowning in debt with nothing to show for it. The University of Phoenix's graduation rate is just nine percent, the Education Trust reports. For-profit students make up almost half of those who default on their student loans." Some of the criticisms are unfair, but things like guerilla registrations - the practice of signing students up for courses (and hence, charging tuition) without asking - are quite underhanded. Total: 119
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