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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:59 PM

University of Phoenix Owner, Apollo Education Group, Will Be Taken Private

Source: New York Times

University of Phoenix Owner, Apollo Education Group, Will Be Taken Private

By PATRICIA COHEN and CHAD BRAY FEB. 8, 2016

The troubled for-profit education company that owns the giant University of Phoenix agreed on Monday to be bought for $1.1 billion by a group of investors that includes a private equity firm with close ties to the Obama administration.

The university and its owner, the Apollo Education Group, have been subject to a series of state and federal investigations into allegations of shady recruiting, deceptive advertising and questionable financial aid practices.

In recent years, many for-profit educational institutions that have received billions of dollars in federal aid, including the University of Phoenix, have been pummeled by criticisms that they preyed upon veterans and low-income students, saddling them with outsize student loan debt and subpar instruction.

Moreover, at many of these schools, enrollment has been falling and profits shrinking, casting doubt on the future health of the industry.

The investors in the Apollo Education Group include the Chicago-based investment firm Vistria Group, the Phoenix-based Najafi Companies, and funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, which is not connected to the Apollo Education Group.

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davidpdx Feb 2016 #1

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Fri Feb 19, 2016, 09:13 AM

1. The universities ran by that company were mismanaged badly

Probably the best thing they can do is quickly do away with the Apollo College name and make them part of University of Phoenix.

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