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October 31, 2014

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Anthem College shutters Las Vegas campus after parent files bankruptcy

Students of Anthem College in Las Vegas will have to find another educational institution to attend.

For-profit chain Anthem Education closed the school days after Education Training Corp., the company that acquired all Anthem brands in 2012, filed for bankruptcy.

According to a statement from a company spokesperson, Anthem Education is in the process of selling some of its institutions nationwide to fellow for-profit International Education Corp.

Anthem Education needed Education Department approval by Friday to sell nine of its campuses to IEC. Approval of the sales didn’t come in time for the schools to continue operations, according to the statement.

“We are disappointed in this lack of regulatory approval, and as a result have been forced to make the difficult decision to close the schools today,” the statement, issued Friday, says.

Education Department officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Education Training Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Aug. 25.

It’s unclear how many students have been affected by the closure of the Las Vegas institution, located at 2320 S. Rancho Drive.

The campus, founded in 2002, offered training for careers in the health care field, according to its website.

“We are continuing to put all of our efforts behind securing teach out and transfer opportunities for our affected students to ensure they may continue pursuing their educational goals, and are hopeful for a positive outcome,” the Anthem Education statement says.

Also operated by Anthem Education, Morrison University in Reno closed Friday as well. The school offered business, allied health and information technology programs.

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