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State Regulators Say Oikos Is An Underperforming School

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Crime scene investigators work the scene of a shooting that killed seven at Oikos University April 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. Six students and one employee died yesterday when a gunman

Crime scene investigators work the scene of a shooting that killed seven at Oikos University April 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. Six students and one employee died yesterday when a gunman

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OAKLAND (KCBS) – Even before Monday’s shooting, Oikos had drawn the attention of state regulators in a negative way.

The number of graduates from Oakland’s small Korean vocational school who pass the national nursing exam isn’t as high as it should be, according to state regulators. While the statewide average is 75 percent, Oikos’ average is only 41 percent.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

”It’s not unusual for newer schools like this to have a low passing rate, but I’m not exactly sure what the problem is, and that’s something that the board will be looking into,” said Russ Heimerich, spokesman for the State Department of Consumer Affairs.

The university accreditation could be in danger if regulators find issues.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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