DeVry University Settles With Mass. Over Deception In Ads

Law360, Springfield (July 6, 2017, 8:20 PM EDT) -- Illinois-based DeVry University, which runs a chain of for-profit colleges, has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a deceptive advertising suit pursued by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in Massachusetts state court, the attorney general's office announced Wednesday.

The $450,000 settlement will go toward refunds to students in order to resolve allegations that DeVry used deceptive job placement rates in marketing online degree programs to Massachusetts students. The Massachusetts settlement is the most recent in a long line of suits against the chain in a crackdown against for-profit colleges begun under the Obama administration.

In the suit, Healey's office had alleged...

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