Having been away from DV for awhile I can honestly say I had some hesitation about even working for DV before I got the job offer. Then I saw how all the people who worked there wanted to help students aucceed. Remember their “We’re Seeious about Success”? They were recruiting high school students and the classrooms of the dozen schools they had were flush with students bright and early every morning. Each term we would enroll 500 students (or more at some locations). By the time I left several years ago the halls of any location was like a ghost town. There were very few, if any, high school students enrolled. The larger “anchor” locations struggled to enroll 2 dozen students. Instead DV went after “adults” and vets who had a guaranteed source of revenue. In essence, the schools were nothing like they were. DV lost its focus. It was no longer a technical school, but just another also-ran like UoP.
I was always told DV was a different proprietary school. We did things right and ethically. Maybe we did. Or maybe I just drank koolaid and wanted to believe it because it made me feel morally clean. I just know I am embarrassed for what has become of the schools. But if you lie and cheat about what is really happening then you deserve to go out of business. Sad thing is the same thing is probably still happening at all the other institutions Adtalem owns. I was once a very outspoken advocate for for-profit schools. But my decision has changed. Especially for public ally held for profit schools.