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Judge says 2 Minnesota for-profit schools misled students

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Two Minnesota for-profit schools committed consumer fraud and were deceiving to students, a judge ruled.

According to a 133-page ruling, Hennepin County District Judge James Moore said the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University misled students in the police or probation officers programs, claiming they were legitimate – but the degrees were not recognized by the state of Minnesota

The Woodbury-based company was ordered to stop those practices, as well as receiving unspecified penalties against the corporation and their owners.

The Star Tribune reports the Higher Education Commissioner Larry Pogemiller has ordered that the schools' authorization be revoked because running a private school that has committed fraud is against state law.

In 2014, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued the schools, saying they “exploited” the dream of some students, some of whom paid up to $78,000 in tuition. The lawsuit alleges the schools didn’t deliver on the jobs it promised students.

Globe University and Minnesota School of Business had recently announced that they were consolidating and closing four of its Minnesota campuses.

The for-profit schools cited an improved economy, the growth of online learning and a three-year “negative publicity campaign orchestrated by the Minnesota Attorney General” prompted the decision, according to a news release.

Jeanne Herrmann, the schools’ chief operating officer, said in the release that Swanson’s lawsuit “impacted our enrollment” and questioned the “validity of the degrees of tens of thousands of our graduates.”

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