Frequently Asked Questions about Globe University and Minnesota School of Business

What is the value of my Globe/MSB degree?

  • Whether you have already graduated or are graduating with a diploma, associate degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree from Globe University or Minnesota School of Business, you can be assured these programs meet the state, federal and accreditation guidelines required for Globe/MSB to confer degrees.
  • Associate and bachelor’s degrees meet and exceed the required credits and hours for technical specialization and general education courses.
  • Courses are taught by faculty members with the appropriate experiential and academic credentialing needed to instruct at the college level and hold students to quality standards equivalent to all collegiate settings.
  • Students graduate with specific career knowledge gained through theory, practical hands-on coursework, applied learning projects and in-field externships or practicums along with general education courses to support communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

What does the AG’s action mean for current students and graduates of the criminal justice program?

  • Peace Officer Skills and Training (POST) eligibility is determined by each state.
  • Our criminal justice degree program is not eligible for POST training in Minnesota.
  • POST training is available for our graduates in Wisconsin and South Dakota.

 Is Globe/MSB’s accreditation recognized by the U.S Department of Education?

  • Globe University and Minnesota School of Business are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), which has been reviewed for quality by the United States Department of Education under the same process as regional accreditation.
  •  Accountability standards require that we meet benchmarks core to our mission – student retention and job placement. In addition, we have programmatic accreditation for the following:

o   Medical assistant by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

o   Veterinary technology by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

o   Bachelor of Science in Nursing by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Does Globe/MSB provide accurate and detailed information to potential students during the admissions process?

  • All admissions representatives receive three weeks of training to prepare them for conducting interviews with prospective students to ensure accurate information is provided to prospective students. The first and third weeks are on campus with their director of admissions, and the second week is with our Corporate Admissions Training and Support Team.
  • Continual training ensures our admissions representatives have the most up-to-date knowledge to provide prospective students on program choices and opportunities.

How is the cost of tuition at Globe University and Minnesota School of Business established?

  • Tuition must cover all capital and operating costs.
  • As a proprietary higher education institution, our Colleges receive no direct subsidies from any level of the state or federal government.
  • According to the College Board, average published tuition and fees at career colleges increased 22% between 2007 – 08 and 2012 – 13, compared with 40% for in-state students at public four-year institutions and 37% at private not-for-profit, four-year institutions.

 Do credits from Globe/MSB transfer to other schools?

  • The purpose of our degree, diploma and certificate programs is to provide career-specific education and general education credits that will lead to rewarding employment. It’s not our mission or intent to serve as a transfer institution.
  • Credit transfer is always determined at the sole discretion of the receiving institution, and we cannot provide information on whether institutions will accept our credits. Students interested in transferring to another college should check with that institution prior to enrolling at our Colleges.
  • Globe University has articulation agreements with a number of schools. The complete list is on our website: http://www.globeuniversity.edu/admissions/credit-for-prior-learning.aspx

 Does Globe/MSB target low income students?

  • No, we recruit students that we believe will succeed without regard to socioeconomic status.
  • Our admissions requirements help prospective students determine whether our Colleges meet their needs and which programs match their current skillset and future employment goals.
  • Federal regulations hold the Colleges accountable to student default rates, and the penalty for exceeding the maximum rate is the loss of access to Title IV funds for the institution’s students.
  • Schools that recruit students who cannot repay their loans are jeopardizing the futures of the students and the school.

Does Globe/MSB reinvest in the education of our students?

  • Our institutions invest considerably in the training of new and current faculty and staff, and offer compensation and benefits that allow us to attract talented faculty with experience in the career fields relevant to our programs.
  • We pride ourselves on offering educational facilities that feature the most current educational technology and equipment necessary to prepare our graduates for their chosen career fields.
  • Nearly $7 million was awarded to students in institutional scholarships during the 2013 calendar year.