University of Phoenix Fraud

January 10, 2010

University of Phoenix Fraud 1976 – 2010 (http://www.phoenix.edu/)

December 18, 2009

The University of Phoenix is a Huge Education Scam!

U.S. companies and international companies do not hire University of Phoenix graduates!

If you enroll at the University of Phoenix and graduate, you will be left with a worthless degree and student loans to payback!

The University of Phoenix operates only to take billions of dollars in student loan money each and every year, and teach students nothing.  Students don’t learn anything in their unaccredited programs of study.  It’s sad that the University of Phoenix Online has to lie to students just to make a profit.  This university only cares about money and not the quality of education it is giving to its students who want to better their lives!

Earn $9.5 Million Dollars Just Working For The University of Phoenix As An Enrollment Counselor

If you are currently working for the University of Phoenix as an enrollment counselor and want to make $9.5 million dollars like two former University of Phoenix enrollment counselors did, you can make that money in 2010!  All you have to do is save all your emails, take pictures of your pay incentives on the bulletin boards or chalkboards, and lastly, record any conversations in your workplace with your mobile phone.  Call up a lawfirm, present all your evidence to an attorney, and the lawfirm will file what’s called a “whistleblower” lawsuit. 

Former University of Phoenix enrollment counselors, Mary Hendow and Julie Albertson, each earned $9.5 million dollars just by working at the University of Phoenix Sacramento campus for less than two years.

“For their persistence, the whistle-blowers will share $19 million.” 

That’s not fair, all former University of Phoenix enrollment counselors should all be paid $9.5 million dollars too by the University of Phoenix.

You can read that information here in an online article posted December 15, 2009, by The Sacramento Bee: 

http://www.sacbee.com/courts/story/2395810.html

This is a cool 2009 Christmas present for these former University of Phoenix enrollment counselors.  Get your $9.5 million dollars too and blow the whistle today! 

The University of Phoenix claims it hasn’t done anything wrong so, let’s all keep filing lawsuits against the University of Phoenix and they will pay us in out of court settlements.

All of their Information Technology programs are unaccredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ASM)

All of their Information Technology programs offered as of December 18, 2009 are all unaccredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (http://www.abet.org/).  The Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) assures Information Technology students that their programs of study will enable them to master the knowledge and skills necessary so that they are able to become gainfully employed in the Information Technology profession after graduation. 

Your University of Phoenix Online Information Technology degree won’t get your foot in the door anywhere!  Go and apply for an Information Technology job right after graduation and not one company will hire you.  Search for any University of Phoenix Information Technology program on ABET web site and you won’t find any accredited programs. 

Here is the link to do that search:

http://www.abet.org/AccredProgramSearch/AccreditationSearch.aspx

No Information About Graduates 

Where can you find a list of graduates, by name, by program they completed, and by company that the graduate works for?  No where!  The reason behind this is due to the fact that if a student who actually did graduate from a program without failing or dropping out of the University of Phoenix, that student could apply for a position with companies that have hired former University of Phoenix graduates.  But, the University of Phoenix doesn’t want to include such information on its web site because they would clearly be sued for false advertising. 

The truth is, any University of Phoenix degree is “useless,” and not a single company will want to hire a University of Phoenix graduate.

Here is one question you can ask yourself if you want to enroll at the University of Phoenix because the University of Phoenix is not going to post information on its web site regarding graduates who actually graduate from their programs.  The reason they don’t want to post such information is because they could be sued for false advertising!

What companies can you work for with your University of Phoenix degree?  To further prove this, call up an enrollment counselor and they won’t tell you any company.  Why?  Because if they told you that you can get hired at the University of Phoenix and you graduate with your University of Phoenix degree and then apply for a position with the University of Phoenix and not get hired, that would be considered a lie and false advertising!

Call 866-766-0766 today and ask an enrollment counselor what company you can work for with your University of Phoenix degree.

Here is the biggest joke of it all!  The University of Phoenix does not hire its own graduates unless you can prove to them that you have not committed fraud in the past with your previous employer.  If you want more information on a University of Phoenix employment application, please use the link below:

http://www.apollogrp.edu/careers/Application.pdf

U.S. Companies Will Not Hire University of Phoenix Graduates 

In a 12-Month Corporate Preference Study Held with Human Resources Professionals conducted by the Online University Consortium, 65.3% of the companies and organizations that participated in this study “WOULD NOT” hire a University of Phoenix graduate.  That’s a big number!  This information was taken directly from the Online University Consortium’s web site at URL:

http://www.onlineuc.net/prefstudy.html.

So, how can the bad economy be the problem if 65% of companies in the United States don’t want to hire any University of Phoenix graduate period!

No Information About Their Faculty

The University of Phoenix Online doesn’t provide a list of its faculty members by name, by department, by program that they teach in, or their educational qualifications, and not even a telephone number.  How do students know if they are learning from someone who is real and not “fake?”  How do students know if they are not learning from a “facilitator” who may have received his or her degree from another diploma mill?  Would you want to learn from a “facilitator” who got their degree from a diploma mill? 

Masters degrees and Ph.D degrees can be purchased by diploma mills such as the University of Phoenix!

The reason why the University of Phoenix doesn’t post a list of its faculty is obviously due to the fact that none of their faculty holds any type of educational qualifications!  If faculty members did possess such education credentials, then the University of Phoenix would clearly provide that information on their fraudulent web site right? 

The University of Phoenix Falsely Advertises Accreditation 

The University of Phoenix falsely advertises in its online advertisements that they are a “fully-accredited” university.  How can this university be fully-accredited with only its “institutional accreditation” provided by The Higher Learning Commission and no “programmatic accreditation” for any of its Information Technology programs?  There are two types of accreditation; “institutional accreditation” and “programmatic accreditation.”  As a college student, you want to enroll in a program of study that has its “programmatic accreditation” because this type of accreditation assures students that the education they will receive meets the requirements of the programmatic accreditor so that graduates from a program of study can become gainfully employed in their field of study after graduation. 

“Institutional accreditation” is there only to ensure that the college and/or university is able to receive Title IV funding or student financial aid.  “Programmatic accreditation” ensures that the education you receive will be of the highest quality and this is very important when considering a college program because after you graduate from a program that has its “programmatic accreditation,” you will become gainfully employed in your field of study after graduation. The University of Phoenix has its “institutional accreditation” provided by The Higher Learning Commission but the majority of the programs that the University of Phoenix offers doesn’t have its “programmatic accreditation.”

The Higher Learning Commision Vice President for Accreditation Relations, Karen Solomon, is the corporate liaison for the University of Phoenix.  I wonder why?  To get paid millions for defrauding students who want to better their lives?Here’s something suspicious to wrap your brain around.  There is a regional accreditor called the Distance Education and Training Council (http://www.detc.org/).  The University of Phoenix relies heavily in distance education (online learning) to make its biggest profits but, the Distance Education and Training Council does not want to give the University of Phoenix its “institutional accreditation.” 

The majority of online colleges and universities, especially for-profit institutions, all have its “institutional accreditation” with The Higher Learning Commission, and not the Distance Training and Education Council.  I wonder why?  Also, the majority of for-profit colleges and universities don’t have its “programmatic accreditation” for most of the programs that they offer.  I wonder why?  Simply because programmatic accreditors don’t accredit programs of study that offer a poor quality of education that the University of Phoenix and other online colleges provide!

If you are going to be a provider of online education, you should seek “programmatic accreditation” for all programs that you offer to potential college students!

More Than 9,000 University of Phoenix Students Have Defaulted On Their Student Loans in 2007

Read more on this number here: 

http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/COHORT/cohortdata_detail.cfm?Record_ID=4963&record=1&datarates.recordcount=1

This high number could mean a lot of things but the majority of these students who are in default on their student loans are former graduates holding a “worthless” degree that cannot get them a job in the field that they studied in to pay their student loans back because these graduates didn’t learn anything in their programs of study.  And don’t blame the economy either because this number was taken 2 years ago!  I wonder what that number is today?  Clearly more than 20,000 University of Phoenix former students or graduates are in default today on their student loans.

Let’s look at other colleges and universities because everyone wants to know public information provided by the government.  Let’s look at a few public and private colleges and universities, we’ll throw in ivy-league colleges as well, and let’s see how many students have defaulted on their student loans in 2007:

University of Hawaii at Manoa – 66

California State University – Los Angeles – 49

Arizona State University – 355

University of Colorado at Boulder – 84

Washington State University – 134

Florida State University – 194

Ohio State University – 322

Loyola Maramount University – 20

Hawaii Pacific University – 38

Harvard University – 13

Yale University – 14

University of Phoenix – 9,941

University of Phoenix graduates don’t enroll in a program of study to default on their student loans after graduation, consider filing for bankruptcy after graduation, or apply for a minimum wage job with their University of Phoenix degree.  University of Phoenix graduates enroll to master the knowledge necessary to become gainfully employed in their field of study after they graduate and the problem lies within the poor quality of education being delivered to graduates because they cannot get hired in their field of study with their University of Phoenix degree.

Thanks to the United States Department of Congress, education fraud in America today still remains at large.  A big thanks goes out to Sally Stroup for re-writing education laws that only benefit for-profit colleges and universities! 

Thanks to the United States Department of Education for allowing diploma and accreditation mills to operate on U.S. soil.


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