The fall of 2016 semester is off to a great start at all Butler County Community College’s locations. However, news at other colleges across the country isn’t so great.
The United States Department of Education barred all Indiana-based ITT Technical Institute campuses from enrolling new students who depend on federal financial aid. ITT was also told that it must increase its reserves to $247.3 million, or 40 percent of federal student aid the for-profit company received in 2015. ITT made the decision to close its operations; a move that will impact thousands of students and employees.
On August 25, Cambria-Rowe Business College, the Johnstown area’s oldest college, closed because of issues with the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
On Wednesday, September 7, BC3 officials visited DuBois Business College (DBC), which was founded in 1885. On September 6, DBC officials announced it would close operations on September 22. Officials said the closing is a result of similar issues with ACICS.