Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 4 years ago

    I think these guys are deluded. Most of the for profit schools charge high rates for matriculation and then have students telecommute from home. I have yet to see a scholarship offer from the University of Phoenix. Anyone else?

  2. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, almost 4 years ago

    Could this mean – Zipper will have to GO OUT AND MAKE IT ON HIS OWN??? I can hardly wait!!

  3. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, almost 4 years ago

    I guess I really was born in time. Tuition and other fees at my Alma Mata has more than quadrupled since I graduated about 30 years ago. Zipper and his bud are about to get very unpleasantly surprised.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    ’You’ve never worked in the private sector. They expect results.’

  5. roctor

    roctor said, almost 4 years ago

    50K for lousey certificate of completion?

  6. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago

    Of course, being grandfathered in we have all heard about. Therefore, it is far more fun to talk about being grandmothered in, and “taken care of.”

  7. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, almost 4 years ago


    Let’s see Zonker gave up his pro tanning career and became a nanny for BD and his wife, Drew is pregnant…….

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    don’t for-profit schools have bad graduation rates, leave students with huge debt, their credits are non-transferable, and their degrees are useless.

  9. gaebie

    gaebie said, almost 4 years ago

    Did you go to UA B’ham, Tuscaloosa, or the REAL University of Alabama in AUBURN
    He went to the one that gives football scholarships to 8th graders.

  10. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, almost 4 years ago


    More than you ever wanted to know about for-profit colleges can be found here: PBS “Frontline” show: “College, Inc.”

    Since the program was broadcast, some of the worst abuses have been cleaned up. In particular, they now have to divulge actual graduation rates, actual employment rates, actual levels of indebtedness at graduation (or abandonment of program, which is sometimes as common as graduation), and note whether credits are likely to transfer (typically, they won’t).

  11. Lee Taplinger

    Lee Taplinger said, almost 4 years ago

    @John Pike

    U. of Phoenix doesn’t need scholarships – they have the G.I. Bill and federal student loan programs – it churns out unemployable graduates who can’t repay their loans. The taxpayer gets soaked for the student veterans and the taxpayer gets soaked for student loan defaults. At the same time, the administrators are millionaires.

  12. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 4 years ago

    @Lee Taplinger

    That was my point, exactly.

  13. route66paul

    route66paul said, almost 4 years ago


    Almost correct: for-profit schools take government money that is granted to people without a clue (that ask to be retrained). If they walk away, you and I pay.

  14. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh, they expect results at my level; CEO’s, not so much.

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 4 years ago


    “and their degrees are useless.”
    Yep. I noticed this when I was working for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Florida in the 80’s and 90’s. Clients would come to us already signed on to unbreakable contracts for $1000’s, when they could get better, cheaper training at a local public tech. school or community college. They’d want us to sponsor them, but often we couldn’t. In one example, one private school trained brothers who had borderline IQ’s in the 70’s, as truckers; they were unable to find jobs in that field, and were in debt.

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