Apollo Group fined for aggressive recruiting practices

Recruiting students in the global higher education marketplace is a tough business. Clearly, however, some universities are seen as overstepping the bounds of what is acceptable practice and for that have been the subject of criticism by regulatory authorities.

Today the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Arizona’s federal jury had fined the Apollo Group, the parent company of The University of Phoenix, for withholding this report criticizing the Group’s aggressive recruiting practices. The jury ruled that by withholding the report, the Apollo group were misleading the shareholders, and ordered them to pay $280 million.

Ouch!

Susan Robertson