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For-Profit Anthem Education May Close Some Campuses


The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 22, 2014.

The for-profit company Anthem Education may be on the verge of closing some of its campuses, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The newspaper cites, among other things, the company’s notices of layoffs in four states.

Anthem operates 34 campuses nationally, three of which are in Missouri and have posted banners on their websites announcing that enrollment is closed. An Anthem spokesman told the Post-Dispatch that the company was in financial straits, but he did not confirm that any campuses would close.

The development came soon after Corinthian Colleges agreed to sell most of its campuses, in connection with financial-aid restrictions imposed by the U.S. Education Department.