Education Dept. Faces Renewed Criticism Over Colleges' Financial-Health Scores

Courtney Perry for The Chronicle

Bethel U. has tried to contest its failing score for the 2012 fiscal year, but the Education Department gave a "garbledly-gook response," says Kathleen J. Nelson, a top financial official at the Minnesota university.
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Many private colleges, which contend the U.S. Department of Education continues to erroneously and inconsistently calculate a key measure of institutions' financial health, now say the department has been so "dismissive" of their two-year effort to...

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