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Troubleshooter discovers more problems for ITT Tech

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A for-profit college that has been sued locally for misleading students may be coming under fire nationally as well.

The WAVE 3 Troubleshooter first broke the story about the lawsuit against ITT Technical Institute's Louisville campus. Jim Ballinger, the Louisville attorney who a filed lawsuit against ITT Tech last month, said the New Mexico Attorney General and the Texas Board of Nursing are also looking into problems at ITT Tech campuses in those states.

Ballinger's lawsuit accuses school recruiters of lying to get students to enroll and claims admissions counselors pressure students to take out thousands of dollars in federal student loans without providing enrollment packets that outline what's required to graduate.

Documents reviewed by the WAVE 3 Troubleshooter from the Nevada Board of Nursing's July 2013 meeting reveal ITT Tech had its nursing program approval revoked in that state for clinical safety issues which included an impaired faculty member, a parent complaint about inappropriate sex education and low graduation rates.

Ballinger said after our story aired he was also contacted by a member of the New Mexico Attorney General's Office which is also investigating ITT.

"Folks aren't getting what they were promised when they sat down to enroll and what they paid for," said Ballinger.

Attempts to reach the New Mexico Attorney General's Office to get more information about their investigation have been unsuccessful. We have also placed a number of calls to ITT Tech over the past week to get their side of things but have yet to hear back.

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