Brightwood College closing all locations, including schools in Van Nuys, Riverside

By Kevin Smith

Education Corp. of America on Wednesday announced the closure of all of its campuses, including Brightwood College locations in Van Nuys and Riverside, as the company grapples with financial and accreditation challenges.

ECA, one of the nation’s largest for-profit college operators, runs 25 Brightwood Colleges. But the closures extend well beyond that.

The company owns more than 75 campuses, according to Inside Higher Ed, with about 20,000 students enrolled primarily in certificate-programs that include cosmetology, culinary arts and medical and dental assistant programs. Many of the career schools have already closed and others will close by year’s end.

Company representatives could not be reached for comment [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register Sports

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