Harrison College closing all campuses in 3 states
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Harrison College says it's closing all of its campuses in Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.
The private, for-profit, Indianapolis-based college said Friday most operations will close effective Sunday. Its program known as the Chef's Academy will close at the end of the current term on Oct. 14.
Harrison board chairman Craig F. Pfannenstiehl cited declining student enrollment and financial pressure for the closure.
Indianapolis art institute among 18 campuses set for closure
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Art Institute of Indianapolis is set to close by the year's end, months after school officials had halted new enrollment.
Dream Center Education Holdings says the Indianapolis campus will close in December and that it's among 18 of its campuses nationwide slated for closure. Numerous reasons were cited for those closures, including growing demand for online programs.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. expects to lay off up to 75 employees at its downtown headquarters this summer.
State labor law requires layoff notices at least 60 days in advance. The notice filed by EDMC this week says the office will close sometime between June 30 and Aug. 31.
The company once had more than 20,000 employees at its headquarters and various for-profit schools throughout the country.
India college cancels Brookline school buy
After facing scrutiny from state officials in Massachusetts, a chain of colleges based in India has canceled its plans to buy two U.S. for-profit colleges.
The Amity University chain filed paperwork in July proposing to buy the New England Institute of Art in Brookline and the Art Institute of New York, which are now owned by the Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp.
Indian university withdraws from plan to buy 2 US campuses
BOSTON (AP) — After facing scrutiny from state officials in Massachusetts, a chain of colleges based in India has canceled its plans to buy two U.S. for-profit colleges.
The Amity University chain filed paperwork in July proposing to buy the New England Institute of Art, located near Boston, and the Art Institute of New York City, which are now owned by the Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. The deal would have helped Amity gain a foothold in the U.S. amid the chain's global expansion.
More than 80,000 former Brown Mackie College students across the nation are set to receive some form of loan forgiveness as part of a November lawsuit settlement.
The Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp, which owns for-profit institutions including Brown Mackie College, in June announced the closure of 22 of the 26 Brown Mackie campuses across the country over the next few years, including the Salina campus.
Newspaper probes for-profit colleges, foundation
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Questions are being raised about the use of a tax-exempt charitable foundation that provided scholarships for students of a for-profit college network headed for years by a former governor of Maine.
The Maine Sunday Telegram has published (http://bit.ly/2aj8nC8 ) the results of a three-month investigation into an aspect of long-running controversy surrounding Education Management Corp., formerly led by John...