Attorneys Investigating Lawsuit Over USC Rossier Ranking Scandal

Last Updated on January 20, 2023

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Students who were enrolled in an online graduate degree program with the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education from April 1, 2009 through April 27, 2022.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with are investigating reports that the university submitted false data to artificially inflate Rossier’s ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of best graduate schools and used its spot on the list to promote its online programs. They’re now looking to speak to current and former online graduate students to see if they can get a class action lawsuit on file.
How Could a Class Action Help?
A class action lawsuit could give current and former online graduate students a chance to recover part of their tuition. It’s believed that these students paid more than they would have had they known the school’s ranking was allegedly based on false information.