New York State Gives Trump University a Failing Grade
Chronicle of Higher Education, April 16, 2010 ---

Five years after Donald Trump opened an online university -- called Trump University, of course -- New York State's Education Department is taking a dim view of the tycoon's venture into higher education, The Daily News reported today. The university, which promises to teach would-be plutocrats how to make themselves rich if they will only make Mr. Trump a bit richer first, is not a university at all, say state officials. In a letter obtained by the News, one official demanded that Mr. Trump drop "University" from the unaccredited, non-degree-granting institution's name. "Use of the word 'university' by your corporation is misleading and violates New York Education Law and the Rules of the Board of Regents," the letter says. Michael Sexton, president of Trump U., told the News that, if necessary, "we will change our name to Trump Education."