Globe U and Minn. School of Business must close, state says after fraud ruling
The state of Minnesota took steps toward closing Woodbury-based Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business on Thursday after a judge ruled that the for-profit schools committed fraud in marketing and recruiting for their now-shuttered criminal justice program.
In revoking the schools’ authorization to operate, the state’s Office of Higher Education said they won’t close immediately. The office will try to minimize disruption by evaluating what it called “teach-out” plans and other options for the approximately 1,700 Minnesota students enrolled on state campuses.
The state’s action was set up by a 133-page rebuke by Hennepin County District Judge James Moore, who ordered Globe and the Minnesota School of Business to stop the fraudulent practices.