If colleges admitted students they knew would be unemployable aren’t they guilty of fraud?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    Arguably... there were some very small colleges and things that have been sued or shut down for reasons like that, but it had to be pretty extreme for that to happen.

  • zipper
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    How would any school know a person is UN-employable. It is their task to teach them how to be employable. So if they leave being of no use the school has failed it's mission!

  • 8 months ago

    I think it would be better to rather ask about any useless qualification that exist. For example nail painting. 

    "Oh I got a masters degree in nail painting" It sounds ridiculous having a degree in **** like that. But what do I know? Maybe nail painting is actually a very sophisticated and complex job that only professionals can do.

  • Hockey
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    No. They do not promise a job, but an education. Of course it is debatable whether some degrees qualify as an education.

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    They are not responsible for a student CHOOSING any of the following:

    A school that is not regionally-accredited.

    A for-profit school.

    An unemployable or low-paying major/career track.

    To attend a school that is overly expensive.

    A major/career track for which they are not individually suited.

  • 8 months ago

    No. Schools offer education, not jobs, nor do they guarantee jobs. How a person wants to apply their education, whether to some sort of job or elsewhere, is up to them.

  • 8 months ago

     The purpose of a college education is to gain skills.  Having those skills can be used to obtain employment, but it is the onus of the individual getting the education to obtain, maintain, and improve those skills so that they can remain employable.  College does not guarantee employment and allows you to study from any number of useless majors, provided there is enough interest to keep the department open.

    It is on you if you cannot find anything to do with your English Literature or Social Justice classes.

  • DON W
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    That would only apply to the for-profit trade schools that heavily advertised that enrolling in their program would lead to a job.  Most of them have since closed down.

  • danxp2
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    No.

    There is no way a college can assess someone's employment chances 1, 2, 4+ years from now after collegr. Colleges cannot be found guilty of fraud for a person(s) inability to get a job.

    The college would only get in trouble if they recruited students promising employment after graduation, or within 1 year or other time frame, a salary of at least a certain level, or other benefits and were unable to fulfill this promise within the stated timeframe.

    They can also get in trouble if they say 95 % of our graduates got jobs within 1 year of graduation. Where either this is a lie, true but those jobs have nothing to do with the field(s) of study they have degrees in.

    In this case fraud is a promise unfulfilled, or a purposeful factual misrepresentation. If no promise unfulfilled, or misrepresentations at recruitment, there is no fraud.

  • 8 months ago

    College is only there for you to study and get a degree. Landing a job afterwards is completely the responsibility of the person who graduated with the degree. Not all degrees will help you land a job. In fact you should already have a job in mind when you go to college. You choose a degree for the job you want. You don't choose a degree and hope it will land you some job that you haven't thought about yet

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