University of Phoenix still shuttering Ann Arbor campus and directing students online
Ann Arbor's University of Phoenix campus is in the process of shuttering and is not accepting new students, although the closing will likely take at least a year, according to a school official.
The for-profit university announced last year that it intends to close its Ann Arbor location, although area residents can enroll in the for-profit online.
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"Our enrollment there is relatively small and keeps going down," Clark said.
About 200 students are taking classes at the campus, which will remain open until the majority of their coursework is finished. Students also have the option of completing coursework online or at the school's downtown Detroit learning center.
The Ann Arbor location won't be closed for at least a year, and Clark said it might be open even longer.
About 12 employees work at the Eisenhower location. The location hasn't laid off any staff, but layoffs could occur when the campus shutters.
Clark said Phoenix will try to shift some employees to nearby learning centers available. All classes at the Ann Arbor campus are taught by part-time adjuncts.
The college leases its space off Eisenhower Parkway, in the Burlington Office Center, and is trying to negotiate an early exit with landlord Oxford Properties.
It opened in the office center in July 2003, and by summer 2012 occupied about 9,000 square feet there.
In October the University of Phoenix announced it was closing 115 campuses, including 8 locations in Michigan. In addition to Ann Arbor, satellite locations in East Lansing, Flint and Portage are being phased out. The closings are expected to save $300 million.