Taxpayers Fund 200-plus For-Profit Schools

The University of Phoenix, Ashford University and the now-shuttered ITT Tech are among the nearly 200 for-profit colleges that got most of their revenue from taxpayers, according to internal Department of Education data made public by President Barack Obama shortly before he left office.

The proprietary schools – which also include dozens of storefront beauty, computer and culinary operations – would have violated an anti-profiteering law were it not for a loophole that excludes the GI Bill and tuition assistance to active duty military.

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