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Career Education Corporation disclosed Monday that it received a "civil investigative demand" from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Aug. 20, according to a corporate filing.
The federal agency's request requires Career Ed to provide documents and information from January 2010 to the present, and the investigation is to "determine whether unnamed persons, partnerships, corporations or others have engaged or are engaging in deceptive or unfair acts," related to advertising, marketing, or sale of educational products or accreditation services.
"The company is evaluating the request and intends to cooperate with the FTC," according to a statement within the filing. The FTC has sent similar investigative requests to DeVry Education Group and Apollo Education Group.