The U.S. Federal Trade Commission sued DeVry University on Wednesday, alleging that the institution misled students about job availability and potential earnings.
The Illinois-based business runs 55 campuses across the United States and Canada.
They claim in advertisements that 90% of their graduates actively seeking employment are able to land jobs in their fields within six months of graduation.
DeVry also boasts that its students command incomes 15% higher than graduates of all other colleges and universities on year after graduation.
FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said many graduates end up working jobs not directly connected to their field of study.
The Commission wants DeVry to stop making the aforementioned advertising claims. They are also seeking financial compensation for students.
Are all post-secondary and independent educational institutions guilty of false advertising?
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