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MN School of Business and Globe University Face Lawsuit

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The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Globe University-Minnesota School of Business for misrepresenting the job opportunities for their criminal justice graduates and misleading students about transferring their credits.

A former Minnesota School of Business student had a dream of being in social work or becoming a juvenile probation officer and her school told her criminal justice would get her there.

"They seemed like they had all the answers you left there feeling confident  but then when you go out and look into it, everything they said was the complete opposite," the former student said.

Two years after earning her associates in Criminal Justice, this student, who wanted to remain anonymous, isn't working in the field. She said the school told her she would still get a job with an associates degree when that wasn't true.

Which is why she wasn't surprised to hear a lawsuit was filed against the school about the same degree she had hopes of being in.

"I couldn't get anything. I started looking for social services job and I needed a bachelors degree," she said.

The lawsuit describes a sales-oriented culture that places a premium on the enrollment of students by representatives who are trained to "master the art of selling." In this case, for those looking to become police officers which Globe University advertises for.

But in a response to the lawsuit, the university says that their admissions practices are not deceptive and Ryan McDonald, a current senior in Marketing with the school in Moorhead agreed saying students are ultimately responsible for their choices.

"the student should do all their research before attending a college but at the same time and admissions rep needs to be honest about the pros and cons choosing their school," McDonald said.

But some students are feeling mislead by those they trusted and are now dealing with what they have left.

"I will just pay off my student loans and forget about them I guess. I have a worthless degree and a bunch of money I owe," the former student said.

This is not the first time the schools have been sued for a similar case. 

Former students filed lawsuits in 1986 and 1997 and  two employees filed lawsuits in 2012, each for misrepresenting students.

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