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ITT Tech shuts down all campuses, including Durham location

Posted September 6

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— Following a federal investigation, ITT Educational Services announced Tuesday it will shut down all of its ITT Technical Institute campuses, including one in Durham.

The for-profit educational company said in a news release on its website that it will cease operations after sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education. The schools will not offer its planned September quarter.

The company said has eliminated the positions of the "overwhelming majority" of more than 8,000 employees.

"We believe the government's action was inappropriate and unconstitutional, however, with the ITT Technical Institutes ceasing operations, it will now likely rest on other parties to understand these reprehensible actions and to take action to attempt to prevent this from happening again," the company said in the news release.

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  • Fred Holt Sep 6, 9:43 p.m.
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    Take note that the feds are constantly trying to limit the federal "scholarship" and loan dollars being wasted at these "for profit" "schools". And let it be known that our own Richard Burr has spent a great deal of time making sure those dollars (and student liabilities) flow unimpeeded into the scam schools coffers (they're apparently republicans). https://newrepublic.com/article/78333/profit-colleges-congress-gets-schooledagain AND https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/13/senate-sponsored-report-calls-simplified-and-fewer-regulations-colleges AND http://swampland.time.com/2010/09/30/a-senate-spat-over-for-profit-education/

  • Josh Anderson Sep 6, 12:14 p.m.
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    Maybe they'll extend the investigation to places like Phoenix, ECPI, etc. They are all scam artist schools.

  • Chad Stinner Sep 6, 11:34 a.m.
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    These guys were scum. To justify that statement, not knowing much at the time, I went to visit them and get information about enrollment. Their recruiting practices were borderline illegal. They would tell you that you outperformed 90% of applicants that any 6th grader could do. Then, lets talk cost. As soon as I saw that I knew it was a scam. No one charges $30k+ for a year of school unless they are an ivy league.

    It wasn't the least bit surprising when the rest of the news broke about their statistical lies and misinformation.

    Luckily there are plenty of other options out there for interested folds. http://mckimmoncenter.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/divisionUnits/tts/index.jsp is great example.

  • Carol Smith Sep 6, 10:59 a.m.
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    not surprised