WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is suing the operators of the for-profit DeVry University, alleging they misled consumers about students' jobs and earnings prospects.

WASHINGTON (AP) The government is suing the operators of the for-profit DeVry University, alleging they misled consumers about students' jobs and earnings prospects.

The Federal Trade Commission says it was deceptive for DeVry to claim that 90 percent of its graduates actively seeking employment landed jobs in their fields within six months of graduation.

The agency also says DeVry was misleading when it claimed that its graduates had 15 percent higher incomes one year after graduation on average than graduates of all other colleges or universities.

The commission says numerous graduates that DeVry counted as working "in their field" people who were actually not, for example a business major specializing in health services who was working in a restaurant as a server.