Report Finds Massachusetts Failing to Protect Students

Almost the entire country comes up short on overseeing and regulating private for-profit colleges, according to a new report that dinged Massachusetts for not requiring tuition refunds in the event of a school closure and not mandating that performance measures be disclosed to students.

Massachusetts is among 43 states that received a failing grade in a report released Monday by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law. Six states — Alaska, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin — earned a “D” grade for how well their laws protect students from bad actors in the for-profit college industry. California earned a “B,” the highest score awarded.

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