TITLE

Undercover Testing Finds Colleges Encouraged Fraud and Engaged in Deceptive and Questionable Marketing Practices

PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;8/3/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the engagement of colleges in fraudulent marketing practices in the U.S. It explores the results of the undercover test conducted to determine whether for-profit colleges' personnel are engaged in questionable marketing practices. It also compares the tuitions of the for-profit colleges tested with those of other colleges in the same geographic region.
ACCESSION #
52918063

 

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