Keith, I think it's time we start an online school called Blogtown University. There's a lot of gold in those online degree factories and the best part is there is no accountability.
To increase enrollment, Blogtown University could become the first online university to hold virtual keggers. We could offer doctorates in beer pong.
Party on, Keith!
Masters and doctorates in partying. Why not? Makes as much sense as a degree in political science or business.
So just how financially rewarding are online universities?
University of Phoenix plunked down $154 million for the naming rights to the Arizona Cardinals stadium. Think of it, the University of Phoenix has a stadium but no football team (unless they have a degree program in fantasy football).
Just last week, the New York Attorney General filed suit against Trump University for fraudulent practices. Trump U. hauled in $40 million for The Donald – $10 million of which went directly into his pocket. For their money, the students got a worthless piece of paper. Talk about low overhead, these places are nearly 100% pure profit.
I have to confess that I did not know there is a Trump U. I want a T-shirt.
What in God's name can you major in at Trump University?
What job can you then obtain?
Anyone famous can run an on-line university? How about Gary Busey U.? Kardashian College? The O.J.
Simpson School of Criminal Justice? If people will fall for Trump U., I guess we need a little regulation.
There are many online programs that are legit, but we're seeing an increasing number of boiler room universities--and only now are people beginning to catch on.
Maybe it's time for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to look into online universities in Ohio that promise prime educational real estate but give it's customers swampland.
THE LAST WORD: Last Sunday would have been the 100th birthday of Walt Kelly, creator of the comic strip Pogo. Kelly is simply the best cartoonist there ever was and probably ever will be. For cartoonist's, he's the Mozart and everyone else is Salieri.