Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Conway Files Lawsuit Against National College

  • {Kentucky}...Attorney General Jack Conway filed a lawsuit Tuesday against National College of Kentucky Inc., a for-profit college which has about 5,000 students at campuses in Louisville, Lexington, Danville, Florence, Richmond and Pikeville. At a Capitol news conference, Conway said National College lied about its success in placing graduates in jobs and thus put its bottom line before the hopes and dreams of its students who are trying to better their lives. Conway said the reality is that more and more students are leaving for-profit schools with high debt loads and without the high-paying jobs they were promised, and this type of deception must stop. Conway’s suit alleges that National College represented on its Website that its students achieved “success” in obtaining employment at rates far higher than it reported to its accrediting agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. National College issued a statement saying that it’s proud of its long history of providing career-focused education, and each individual student’s success is its main focus and it remains committed to that. It is the third suit Conway has filed as part of a continuing investigation of for-profit colleges.