Minn. AG, Milwaukee for-profit school settle

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s attorney general has reached a settlement with a Milwaukee for-profit college that requires the institution to notify prospective students about the accreditation of certain programs and offer refunds to students who may not have had full information about what they needed for career certification.

Attorney General Lori Swanson’s office announced the settlement Wednesday with Herzing University, which has offered an accredited medical assistant diploma program at its campus in the Minneapolis suburb of Crystal.

In 2011, the school started offering a two-year associate degree in clinical medical assisting. However, that program is not accredited by two organizations that many employers prefer for certification.

Swanson says students need full and accurate information about accreditation that could impact professional licensure and job prospects.

Herzing cooperated with the state’s investigation.

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