Notice of Intent to Limit Issued to DeVry University
On Jan. 27, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiated a process to require DeVry University to cease making certain representations regarding its students’ postgraduation employment outcomes. ED took this step after finding that claims made by DeVry University have not been substantiated to the extent required by law. The notice provided to DeVry University will, upon its effective date, require DeVry to
- cease making such representations without possessing student-specific information that substantiates the representations;
- retain an independent auditor to verify, before publication, any representations DeVry makes regarding the postgraduation employment outcomes of its students;
- contact third parties who are repeating the representation (e.g., websites such as Degreesmatch.com and Scholarshipguidance.com) to direct that they remove from their sites the unsubstantiated representations;
- retain records used to develop and substantiate certain advertisements;
- inform students and prospective students regarding its unsubstantiated 90% statistic; and
- notify ED of any additional legal claims, investigations, subpoenas, or other inquiries regarding its postgraduation employment representations.