Veterans Ban Lifted For U. Of Phoenix San Diego Campus

Career College Central Summary:

  • Federal officials have told the University of Phoenix in San Diego that it can resume enrolling veterans.
  • Last week, a California veterans watchdog agency, the California State Approving Agency for Veteran Education, had barred the school from enrolling more veterans in seven of its degree programs because it more than 85% of their students were veterans, exceeding a federal limit.
  • University of Phoenix had disputed the state audit finding, saying that only one degree program went over the 85% limit, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said in a statement on Friday that the “situation that existed has been resolved,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
  • Left unclear is whether federal officials ever agreed with the state watchdog group that there was an 85% problem with seven or even one of the University of Phoenix programs. Veterans Affairs also said that the California agency didn’t send a letter to the university to lift the ban — though it should have — because of some confusion over which agency had jurisdiction.
  • The University of Phoenix, owned by for-profit Apollo, has more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students in San Diego.

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