Brightwood College in Bakersfield closing this week

Brightwood College in Bakersfield, Calif., is seen Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

NOTE: Brightwood College in Bakersfield, located on Wible Road, will close Friday, according to a woman answering the phone at that location.

The company's website says the Bakersfield campus stopped accepting enrollments in September.

More information on the nationwide closure of schools run by Education Corporation of America is below in a story from The Associated Press.


BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A for-profit college is closing its operations, upsetting some students who were trying to complete their programs.

WLOX-TV reports that students arrived Wednesday at Virginia College in Biloxi, Mississippi, and were told that the college was closed. The campus director told cosmetology students to leave.

Education Corporation of America says on its website that the schools it runs — Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute, Golf Academy of America and Virginia College — are being "discontinued" this month. The company has campuses in multiple states. The site says information about transcripts and recommendations about transfers would be available starting about Dec. 17.

The company said in October that the demand for its services had dropped in an improving job market. Court records show the company was having financial problems.

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