Phoenix President Defends For-Profit PSE

October 16, 2006

Last week CNN interviewed Bill Pepicello, recently-appointed president of the University of Phoenix , the largest accredited private university in North America , with almost 300,000 students. Pepicello defends Phoenix 's $484 million marketing budget and 60% completion rate, and describes Phoenix 's plans to continue growing "to help address the nursing shortage and the shortage of high school teachers." (Transcript at http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_education/~3/36781265/index.html )