Education Department fines Temple $700,000 in rankings scandal

Inside Higher Ed: Temple University will pay the U.S. Education Department $700,000 to settle the department's complaints about the way the university lied to U.S. News & World Report for years about the online M.B.A. offered by its Fox School of Business, in a successful effort to obtain top rankings and to attract students.

The university lied about scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test, the grade point averages of admitted students and other key factors. Temple did not admit guilt but has admitted to most of the facts set out by the Education Department.

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