The taxpayers pump about $500,000 a year into the place through federal financial aid. Looks like they accept most people who send in an application.
Kubert got his start in the Eisner sweat shop, which gave a chance to anybody who could trace a straight line. He could have done something like that, hiring these kids to make up a bullpen creating comics under his own publishing banner. But... that grant and loan money, y'know?
Instead of his paying them to create comics, *they* could pay *him*. Brilliant!
Is the Kubert school legit? Or a ripoff? Do most people graduate from there and go onto long, lucrative careers in comics?
According to their FAQ page, they have a 100% placement rate. They fail to qualify this outrageous claim, but I'd assume they count a graduate who set up a booth at the flea market drawing cartoon likenesses one time as being employed.
an actual degree, not a certificate
Accreditation, or lack thereof, has been a big issue with the Kubert School for decades. What the hurdle is to their actually offering an art degree, I don't know. They likely play this as a positive, though. "There's no English, Math, Science or History... so it's not like SCHOOL school."