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Baker College faces federal investigation for recruitment, marketing practices

Baker College faces federal investigation for recruitment, marketing practices

Detroit Free Press

Matthew Dolan
June 26, 2023
Baker College is under federal investigation for its recruitment and marketing practices after a Detroit Free Press article spotlighted those same issues.
“The U.S. Department of Education, through the Office of Federal Student Aid, has initiated a formal investigation of the institution related to its recruitment and marketing practices,” The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) wrote in a June 20 public disclosure of its “Governmental Investigation” designation for Baker College based in Owosso.
The college issued a statement Monday evening on the investigation by federal officials.
“Baker College received an information request from the U.S. Department of Education in connection with a Department investigation. Baker is also aware it was assigned a designation of ‘Governmental Investigation’ by the Higher Learning Commission, based on the Department’s request,” Baker College Board Chair Dr. Denise Bannan wrote in a statement released just after 7 p.m. Monday.
She continued that “Baker College remains accredited, is cooperating with the Department’s request, and takes its obligations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 seriously.”
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