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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:01 AM

Brown Mackie College shutting down many campuses throughout the country

Brown Mackie parent Education Management Corp. on Friday announced it would stop enrolling new students at 22 of the school's 26 campuses, including the one at Circle Centre mall. The for-profit education company plans to continue serving existing students through June 2018, spokesman Bob Greenlee said.

The decision "largely relates to regional and student demand," Greenlee said. "Demand at various programs and at various campuses is what drove the decision to cease enrolling new students."

Brown Mackie's plan to ramp down most of its campuses comes as for-profit educators are getting pummeled by the federal government amid accusations of misleading advertising and poor employment options for graduates. Pittsburgh-based Education Management in November reached an agreement to pay the government $95.5 million to settle claims that it used high-pressure tactics to recruit students.

Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. is facing the loss of its accreditation as part of the government crackdown on for-profit colleges.

Read more: http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2016/06/10/brown-mackie-college-close-circle-centre-location-downtown-indy/85712740/

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:27 PM

2. Brown Mackie is designed to exploit financial aid

Provide education? Not so much. The school also exploits its instructors. I knew a few hungry young MA's who taught there. Most lasted only a few months. The students were terribly underprepared and received no genuine support to help them make up lost ground. It was all about the student loans.

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