THE DAILY CARDINAL: Doomed education board finds high dropout rate for private schools

Career College Central Summary:

  • A state education board found Monday that high percentages of students drop out of private for-profit colleges in Wisconsin.
  • The Educational Approval Board reported that from 2012-’13, over 36 percent of the 46,634 students enrolled in for-profit institutions like Rasmussen College and the University of Phoenix dropped out of school.
  • As a part of his 2015-’17 budget proposal, Gov. Scott Walker has proposed eliminating the EAB, which has collected data on students enrolled in Wisconsin’s private for-profit colleges.
  • According to the EAB Executive Secretary David C. Dies, that type of transparency would be lost under Walker’s proposed budget.

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