Author Topic: For-Profit College Closes Operations, Surprising Students  (Read 60 times)

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For-Profit College Closes Operations, Surprising Students
« on: December 06, 2018, 05:43:10 PM »
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Birmingham, Alabama-based Education Corp. of America said it was closing schools operating as Virginia College, Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute and Golf Academy of America in more than 70 locations in 21 states. The company said in October that it had more than 20,000 students, although more recent documents indicate the number may be closer to 15,000.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2018-12-05/for-profit-college-closing-operations-surprising-students

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Re: For-Profit College Closes Operations, Surprising Students
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 06:42:51 PM »
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ECA largely blamed falling enrollment on an upswing in the economy, which left fewer adults heading to school for job skills, and on increased federal regulation of the for-profit college industry.

They're not reading The Core hhh

Generally speaking, the proper reaction is probably "good riddance" though tough for the 15,000 students currently enrolled... though a large number were never getting a job in their field. The state of legitimate higher ed is bad enough, without looking at for-profits degree mills.

This was news to me though
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Re: For-Profit College Closes Operations, Surprising Students
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 08:24:38 PM »
Sounds like "The Rooster Bar"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rooster_Bar
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