The University of Phoenix in Columbus is among the campuses no longer accepting new campus-based enrollments, according to an announcement on the university’s website.
Students, however, still can enroll for online programs at phoenix.edu, the announcement says.
The website doesn’t explain why this decision was made, but the Military Times has reported that 45 of the university’s 72 campuses and learning centers are no longer accepting campus-based enrollment. This includes all locations in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Washington, D.C.
Thursday evening, the University of Phoenix, provided this statement:
“University of Phoenix is a national leader in helping nontraditional students reach their higher education goals. As our student base shifts, we continue to adapt and restructure as needed to improve our students’ learning and career outcomes. As part of this restructuring, as of September 22, 2017, the University is instituting a teach-out phase at several of our campus and learning center locations. We will continue to service current students at these locations, at other approved University locations or through our online programs, until they graduate. The University will allow students to determine whether they want to complete their education on campus or online.
“The University remains deeply committed to academic excellence and career-relevant education. This change will have no impact on our academic quality, the student experience or student outcomes, and is consistent with the University’s goal of optimizing resources to most effectively serve our students. As always, we will continue in our mission to change lives through higher education.”