Veterans Education Success publishes non-partisan research on student outcomes and higher education policy issues

QUALITY OF EDUCATION & STUDENT OUTCOMES

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SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY & STUDENT PROTECTIONS

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GI BILL & MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS

The 85-15 Rule and Related GI Bill Safeguards

The impact of the 85-15 rule—a requirement that education programs enroll at least 15% non-veterans to ensure schools are not bilking VA, as occurred after WWII—has evolved over time. This Issue Brief presents the Congressional [...]

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OUR FACT SHEETS

Short fact sheets on key issues.

Oregon: Institutional Sector Comparisons

This fact sheet provides statistics comparing Oregon public, for-profit, and nonprofit postsecondary institutions with respect to: • Enrollment—total vs. students using the GI Bill and DOD Tuition Assistance, • Dollars received for students using the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance, • Federal student aid (grants and loans), and • Select [...]

Maryland: Institutional Sector Comparisons

This fact sheet provides statistics comparing Maryland public, for-profit, and nonprofit postsecondary institutions with respect to: Enrollment—total vs. students using the GI Bill and DOD Tuition Assistance, Dollars received for students using the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance, Federal student aid (grants and loans), and Select student outcomes—default and graduation [...]

New York: Institutional Sector Comparisons

This fact sheet provides statistics comparing New York public, for-profit, and nonprofit postsecondary institutions with respect to: Enrollment—total vs. students using the GI Bill and DOD Tuition Assistance, Dollars received for students using the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance, Federal student aid (grants and loans), and Select student outcomes—default and [...]

Advice for Accreditors

Recruiting practices by institutions of higher learning is an area fraught with deceptive and misleading practices, due to a number of competing incentives. While veteran recruiting practices differ from civilian recruiting in some respects – recruitment at military bases, discounts offered for veterans, focus on the military friendly culture of [...]

The Incentive Compensation Ban and Its Importance to Veterans

The incentive compensation ban is a provision of Title IV of the Higher Education Act. It prohibits schools from using incentive compensation to pay employees working in recruitment and financial aid. Schools, in other words, cannot pay employees based on how many students are recruited or receive federal student aid [...]

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OUR LEGAL REPORTS

Veterans Education Success prepares legal analysis and trends in veteran student complaints.

Veteran and Servicemember Complaints about Misconduct and Illegal Practices at Dream Center schools

Introduction This memo summarizes and analyzes complaints received by Veterans Education Success from military-connected students who attended Dream Center schools. These schools were formerly owned by Education Management Corporation (EDMC), which closed some schools and sold most to the Dream Center in 2018.[1] These schools include The Art Institutes, [...]

Purdue Global/Kaplan – Recent Actions and Concerns

Purdue Global (Kaplan) Recent Actions and Concerns In March 2018, Purdue University finalized the acquisition of Kaplan University, a for-profit institution offering primarily online education. Kaplan University transferred 14 campuses, 30,000 students, and 2,100 faculty and staff to Purdue Global in exchange for $1. Kaplan is still owned by Graham [...]

DeVry University – Recent Actions and Concerns

DeVry University Recent Actions and Concerns DeVry University is currently owned by Cogswell Education LLC, after changing ownership several times in the past from DeVry Educational Group to Adtalem Global Education. Cogswell Education is controlled by private equity firms. Government and Other Actions In 2020, a class action lawsuit brought [...]

Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University, & Trident University – Recent Actions and Concerns

Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University, & Trident University Recent Actions and Concerns Colorado Technical University (CTU), American InterContinental University (AIU), and Trident University are owned by the for-profit company Perdoceo Education Corporation, publicly traded on the NASDAQ under PRDO and formerly known as Career Education Corporation (CEC). Government and Private Actions [...]

University of Phoenix – Recent Actions and Concerns

University of Phoenix Recent Actions and Concerns University of Phoenix is a for-profit college owned by Apollo Global Management, previously publicly-traded on the U.S. stock market. The company’s stock suffered after numerous government investigations revealed that the school had violated its MOU with the Department of Defense and aggressively targeted [...]

Grand Canyon University – Recent Actions and Concerns

Grand Canyon University Recent Actions and Concerns Grand Canyon University (GCU) is owned and operated by the for-profit company Grand Canyon Education, Inc., traded on the NASDAQ under “LOPE.” In 2018, the for-profit company sold its school assets to Gazelle University, a nonprofit that immediately changed its name to Grand [...]

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REPORTS FROM OTHER SOURCES

Research and reports from other sources.

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ISSUES

Policy issues of Veterans Education Success

Veterans Education Success works to improve post-secondary quality and student outcomes to ensure military-connected students enjoy a solid education leading to a successful civilian career. You will find research reports and coalition letters related to college quality and student outcomes.

Veterans Education Success seeks to ensure students have adequate protections and rights and also believes bad actor colleges should be held accountable if they’ve trampled on students’ rights.  You will find research reports and coalition letters related to student protections and college accountability.

Vterans Education Success works to protect the GI Bill and other federal education benefits.