DeVry University False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit
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DeVry’s Misleading Advertising
DeVry is accused of misleading its students when they advertised about how easy it is to get a job after graduation. In reality, most students have very little chance of getting a job. But the students paid a lot of money for the degree that is mostly useless. We are helping students get their money back. Join us if you want help. Fill out the form on this page or call 817-455-6822.
In January 2016, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against of DeVry University, saying that DeVry’s advertisements lied to consumers about the likelihood that students would find jobs after getting education in their field. The ads also said students would earn more money than other students who graduated with degrees from other colleges or universities which is also not true.
The FTC Chairwoman said, “Millions of Americans look to higher education for training that will lead to meaningful employment and good pay. Educational institutions like DeVry owe prospective students the truth about their graduates’ success finding employment in their field of study and the income they can earn.”
What DeVry Did Wrong
In an investigation by the FTC, the specific ads that said 90% of DeVry graduates who were seeking employment got jobs in their degree area within six months of graduation were found untrue. The FTC also says that another ad by DeVry that said its student who graduated earned 15% higher incomes a year after graduation compared to the graduates of all other colleges or universities, was also was untrue.
These statements were in DeVry’s advertising on television, radio, the internet, newpapers, magazines and other places. The 90% claim was important to DeVry’s advertising since at least 2008 and the higher income claim began in 2013.
The other problem that DeVry is facing is the way they counted the graduates who were working. They said they were working in the area of their degree when the students actually were not. Some examples of the way they counted the graduates were included in the class action lawsuit. They seem to show that DeVry was not honest in the way they counted the students who were working. For example, DeVry counted as a working graduate who was working in their field of study someone who got a degree in business administration and a specialization in health services but was working as a waiter at a restaurant. Another example involved a student with a degree in business administration with a health care management specialization but who worked as a car salesman.
The other major complaint is that DeVry’s calculations included students who were working in jobs they had before starting at DeVry, as compared to those they got after graduating.
According to the lawsuit, the FTC investigated and compared income information that DeVry got from its graduates with publicly available income information and it showed that DVU graduates did not earn more than graduates from all other schools combined a year after graduating.
DeVry should be stopped from making these claims in order to fool students into signing up for the school. Former students and current students should get their money back.
If you would like to join the class action, please contact us immediately by filling out the form on this page or calling us at 817-455-6822................
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