Walden University's online Ph.D. programs are under review by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, according to NBC News. The university is a for-profit based institution that is also the U.S. flagship of Laureate Education.
The review is following news reports that some students felt victimized by the institution's practices and were forced to take on large student loans. Laureate has faced public scrutiny in recent months after it was revealed that former President Bill Clinton received nearly $18 million in payments from the company as its honorary chancellor. Clinton stepped down from the position last year prior to Hillary Clinton's presidential run.
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