Sunday, January 15, 2012

NYT: Mitt Romney Offers Praise for donor's business--for-profit college

NYT: Mitt Romney Offers Praise for donor's business: for-profit college
WASHINGTON - At a town-hall-style meeting in New Hampshire last month, listeners pressed Mitt Romney on the soaring cost of higher education. His solution: students should consider for-profit colleges like the little-known Full Sail University in Florida. A week later in Iowa, Mr. Romney offered another unsolicited endorsement for "a place in Florida called Full Sail University." By increasing competition, for-profit institutions like Full Sail, which focuses on the entertainment field, "hold down the cost of education" and help students get jobs without saddling them with excessive debt, he said. Mr. Romney did not mention the cost of tuition at Full Sail, which runs more than $80,000, for example, for a 21-month program in "video game art." Nor did he mention its spotty graduation rate. Or, for that matter, that its chief executive, Bill Heavener, is a major campaign donor and a co-chairman of his state fund-raising team in Florida.
Sure--great place to get a real how not to spend your time and money.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I know some Full Sail teachers, and I would not send a student there. (Not because the teachers are bad, but because of the curriculum vs cost.)