Get the Facts. Decide for yourself: U.S. Senate Report & Government Data.
In a two-year investigation, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions found rampant deception by for-profit colleges about every aspect of the education those schools offer – the true tuition, the quality, the teachers, the classrooms, the lessons, the accreditation, the eligibility for licensing or jobs, the ability to transfer credits to nearby public colleges, the graduation rate, the job placement rate, likely job prospects and future salaries, and career assistance. For-profit schools were even signing students up for high-interest private loans without their knowledge, or failing to disclose the true terms of loans.
U.S. Senate Committee Report (Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) 2012
Senate Charts on GI Bill, DOD Tuition Assistance, and overall data
Emotional manipulation: "Dig for the pain" and "pain is the greatest motivator" ("Pain funnel" was ITT's; "Welfare Moms" target pages are Vatterott's; "Common Objections and how to solve them" is Ashford's; “Dig for the Pain” pages with artichoke graphics are Kaplan's; and "Pain" was also explicitly used by DeVry and Grand Canyon recruiters. Details on each college are here)
U.S. Senate Hearings
June 12, 2013 Deceptive Recruiting of Service members
September 22, 2011 Improving Educational Outcomes for Our Military
September 30, 2010 The Federal Investment in For-Profit Education: Are Students Succeeding?
August 4, 2010 For-Profit Schools: The Student Recruitment Experience