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evans3
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2/21/11

Argosy university is both an online degree program and they have actual campus locations too. They are a for-profit university which I am learning does not carry the same reputation as non-profit state schools for some reason. I wish they did but apparently some employers frown upon for profit schools. Argosy college is a little different from other online educational schools in that they offer liberal arts degrees such as psychology, counseling psychology, and behavioral science degrees. The only problem I see with that is my friends who went to traditional 4 year colleges with degrees in liberal arts are having a tough time finding jobs right now so I am not too sure that is a good idea.

according to the US senate hearing on for profit schools including argosy university
http://socialcapitalreview.org/u-s-senate-hearings-fraud-in-for-profit-education-industry/

Personnel at 13 of the 15 schools provided inaccurate or incomplete information about graduation rates. At four of the schools information to applicants on accreditation was either not provided or inaccurate.
College recruiters grossly exaggerated the earning potential of students after coursework completion, and lowballed the actual costs of tuition, in some cases by 20 percent and in one case by 80 percent.

what concerns me and should concern anyone enrolling into their psychology program is this by wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argosy_University

"In 2009, 15 students sued Argosy University's Dallas campus, accusing the school of fraud.[7] They allege that Argosy representatives lied to them in order to get them to enroll in the college, saying that the college was in the process of becoming accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and would be accredited by the APA by the time the students graduated. When the students graduated, the university had still made no progress toward accreditation by the APA, which the students claim significantly hindered their employability and thus their ability to pay off their student loans"

I am not sure if they are currently accredited by the APA but it may be prudent to check before spending all of that money on an education with them.

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