Why Recent Criticism of the University of Phoenix is Unjustified
A recent article in The New York Times "Troubles Grow for a University Built on Profits" has indicated that the University of Phoenix has a low graduation rate for a wide variety of reasons including instructional shortcuts, unqualified professors, and recruiting abuses just to name a few. The University of Phoenix (UOP) makes a big target as the nation's largest university and as with most sensationalism of the media this article lacks complete detail and accuracy of its information in its attack on the University. I will demonstrate how the article in The New York Times is unjustified in stating that the University of Phoenix has a low graduation rate. (original abstract)
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