LOS ANGELES (AP) — California wants Bridgepoint Education to turn over hundreds of thousands of records as the state investigates complaints of false advertising at for-profit colleges.
The attorney general's office on Wednesday asked a Sacramento court to order Bridgepoint to comply with a January subpoena that seeks telemarketing and other records from the San Diego-based school.
Attorneys general in New York, Iowa and North Carolina also are investigating Bridgepoint.
A Bridgepoint spokeswoman says the company has no comment.
Bridgepoint has about 80,000 students, including about 15,000 in the West.
The attorney general's office says it's seeking Bridgepoint documents as part of a wider investigation of complaints that for-profit schools misrepresented the value of their degrees.
Critics say such schools have higher dropout rates and many students find their degrees don't win them jobs.