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An Education in Misleading Ads

Online Exclusives ​Art Stewart Jan 15, 2020

U.S. regulators have many options for investigating deceptive advertising and marketing claims by universities.

The University of Phoenix will pay $191 million to settle deceptive advertising charges, National Public Radio reports. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the for-profit university's ads "gave the false impression" that it could provide job opportunities with employers such as AT&T and Microsoft. The FTC says the ads targeted minorities, military veterans, and service members and their families.

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​Art Stewart

Art Stewart is an independent management consultant with more than 35 years of experience in internal audit, financial management, performance measurement, governance, and strategic policy planning.​​​