Lawsuit Accuses For-Profit College of Bias Against Female and Minority Students

Virginia College, a for-profit institution with campuses in 11 mostly Southern states, is defending itself against a lawsuit asserting that it misled students about the value of their degrees and violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by strategically taking aim at female and minority students in its advertising.

The lawsuit was filed by the Mississippi Center for Justice on behalf of seven students who attended the college's location in Jackson, Miss. The center's lawyers describe the