Massachusetts is investigating University of Phoenix, demanding that the nation's largest for-profit college provide the state's attorney general with data regarding its recruiting and financing practices. Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley, according to the Boston Globe
, is investigating whether for-profit colleges use unfair or deceptive practices in the recruitment of students and the financing of their educations. University of Phoenix's owner, Apollo Group, has disclosed that that is has been asked for nine years' worth of detailed information about its Massachusetts operations. Massachusetts also is investigating Kaplan Career Institute in Boston, which is owned by The Washington Post Co., and the Everest Institute campuses in Brighton and Chelsea, which are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.