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For-Profit Colleges Educate the Military and Veterans

Roll Call
September 5, 2014
By Harold "Hank" Naughton

Legislators on Capitol Hill have taken exception with American Military University, which is a premier for-profit (U.S. News and World Report ranks their online bachelor’s degree as 34th best in the nation). Critics accuse the school of trying to mislead potential students into thinking that AMU is formally affiliated with the U.S. military. In an overabundance of caution, the school added to their website that they are not affiliated with the military. However, I find it a bit hard to believe that this would actually confuse a service member or a veteran. In reality, AMU’s name is no different than schools with names like the Virginia Military Institute.

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