by Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Most people go to college to earn a degree and get a good job. In a competitive job market, it helps to have connections. So when a college or university claims it has relationships with well-known employers, that may convince you to attend. But beware: Claims like this may be a ploy to attract new students — and your tuition dollars.
In fact, the FTC says that's just what one for-profit university did as part of an extensive advertising campaign.