6 Everett College campuses may closeJuly 3, 2014 @ 12:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Federal and state agencies are investigating a California company that runs six for-profit colleges in Western Washington.
The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/NvIr8G ) that Corinthian Colleges, which operates six Everest College campuses in the state, is facing allegations of preying on low-income students and falsifying job-placement rates.
The company is expected to close or sell the schools under an agreement being negotiated with the U.S. Department of Education.
The company has denied any wrongdoing, and says no school closures are imminent.
In 2012, about 3,000 students were enrolled in campuses in Seattle, Renton, Tacoma, Everett, Bremerton and Vancouver. The colleges offer classes for medical and dental assistants, massage therapists and pharmacy technicians.
The Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the state Attorney General's office are among those investigating.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
Marshawn Lynch's hold out shows even the Seahawks aren't immune to money issues
On the Eastside
An on-going investigation underscores a growing sex-trafficking problem in Bellevue
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.