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Heald College

Phone: (503) 229-0492 Fax: (503) 229-0498 6035 NE 78th Ct, Portland, OR 97218 View Additional Email Addresses http://www.heald.edu ! There is an alert on Heald College !

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This company offers education for business and technical careers.

BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

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Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

  • This business has no rating because it is out of business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Heald College
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: November 01, 1996 Business started: 10/01/1863 Business started locally: 10/01/1863 Business incorporated 10/06/1995 in CA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Oregon Secretary of State Corporations Division
255 Capitol St NE Ste 151, Salem OR 97310
Phone Number: (503) 986-2200

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Jason Ferguson, Campus President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Jason Ferguson, Campus President
Business Category

Schools - Business & Vocational

Government Action

The following describes a pending government action that has been formally brought by a government agency but has not yet been resolved. We are providing a summary of the government's allegations, which have not yet been proven.

On October 10, 2013, the California Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit against Corinthian Colleges Inc (CCI) and its subsidiaries that operate Everest, Heald and Wyotech Colleges for false and predatory advertising, intentional misrepresentations to students, securities fraud and unlawful use of military seals in advertisements.

The complaint alleges CCI intentionally targeted low-income Californians through deceptive and false advertisements and aggressive marketing campaigns that misrepresented job placement rates and school programs.

The complaint alleges CCI executives knowingly misrepresented job placement rates to investors and accrediting agencies, which harmed students, investors and tax payers. CCI allegedly advertised job placement rates as high as 100% for specific programs when, in some cases, there is no evidence that a single student obtained a job during the specified time frame. CCI allegedly committed securities fraud by reporting a nationwide job placement rate of 68.1% in presentations to investors, when senior executives knew this percentage was false. CCI allegedly double-counted job placements and failed to maintain required records of reported job placements.

The complaint alleges CCI ran millions of online and mobile ads offering ultrasound, X-ray, radiology and dialysis technician programs at their California campuses when, in fact, CCI did not offer those programs. CCI's call center agents are allegedly disciplined if they tell callers that CCI does not offer these programs.

According to the complaint, CCI included official Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard seals in mailings and on websites without authorizations and in violation of California law.

On June 27, 2014, the California Attorney General's Office took steps to file additional charges against CCI, alleging the company is currently violating California false advertising and unfair competition laws. The Attorney General is requesting that a court immediately force CCI to tell prospective students the truth about the company's financial situation and its agreement with the federal government to sell or close all of its schools.

According to the proposed supplemental complaint, CCI has failed to inform prospective students about its financial condition or its plan to close or sell its schools and is, in fact, at the date of this action, actively soliciting prospective students and enrolling new students without disclosing its current financial condition or the future of its schools.

Resources for current or former CCI students are available at www.oag.ca.gov.CCI is based in Santa Ana, California.

For more information on this company, please visit http://www.bbb.org/sdoc/business-reviews/schools-business-and-vocational/corinthian-colleges-inc-in-santa-ana-ca-13049327.


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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