Graduate Students

Former Students Sue Defunct Warren National U.

June 07, 2009

More than 60 former students are suing the now-defunct Warren National University, saying it misled them about its accreditation status.

Warren National — better known under its previous name, Kennedy Western — went belly up in March after a failed accreditation bid. For years it had been one of the most prominent unaccredited distance-education institutions in the country.

The 67 students who are suing Warren National say the university told them that it would be accredited soon or that accreditation didn’t matter, according to the Associated Press.

In 2008 information on Warren National’s Web site under the heading “Licensure and Regulatory Compliance” stated that the university was accepted by “business, professional, and academic communities.” It also stated that the university was licensed by the state of Wyoming. That license was revoked this year, after the university failed to achieve accreditation. —Thomas Bartlett