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FTC Sues Nation’s Largest Christian University and Its President Over Alleged Deceptive Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Grand Canyon University and its president over what it says were deceptive advertising practices.

In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, the FTC accused Grand Canyon University of misleading potential doctoral students about the cost and course requirements. In addition, the commission contends the school misrepresented itself as a nonprofit organization and misused telemarketing calls to increase enrollment.

“Marketing activities have also resulted in millions of abusive telemarketing calls to consumers who have specifically requested that Defendants not solicit them, and to individuals on the National Do Not Call Registry,” the lawsuit reads.

In addition to the university, the lawsuit names Grand Canyon Education Inc. and GCU President Brian Mueller as defendants. GCE is a for-profit company and the exclusive provider of marketing services for GCU, according to the lawsuit.

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