Friday, March 2, 2012

Kaplan College closing Pembroke Pines (Florida) Campus

Sounds like trouble is a-brewing at another one of America's largest and most predatory for-profit colleges. Here is the South Florida Business Journal with the details:
The Kaplan College campus in Pembroke Pines will close in 2013, according to its website.

The for-profit university is a subsidiary of the Washington Post Co., which has experienced trouble in its education division. Over the past few years, Kaplan Continuing Education laid off 137 people in Fort Lauderdale, Kaplan University eliminated 55 jobs in South Florida and Kaplan Virtual Education let go of 88 workers in Hollywood.

The admissions practices at Kaplan College’s Pembroke Pines campus were criticized as misleading to students in a 2010 Government Accountability Office report. The college closed admissions there for a few months in late 2010. Its enrollment dropped from 160 to about 53.
Note which company it is that owns Kaplan. So do you still trust the Washington Post to give you the straight scoop regarding the nationwide scam that is for profit colleges?

Bonus: If Kaplan College ever fields a football team, this really should be the fight song

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