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Anthem College closes Las Vegas campus

By Michael Lopardi. CREATED Aug 29, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Anthem College Las Vegas closed its doors on Friday, a school spokesperson confirmed.

Anthem was unable to get timely approval from the Department of Education to sell the school to a new owner, a spokesperson said in an emailed statement. The college warned students earlier in the week it would close the local campus on Rancho near Sahara if the transaction was not approved by Friday, Aug. 29.

Las Vegas is one of nine schools set to close, according to the statement; the other campuses were not named. Anthem's holdings company, Education Training Corporation, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware earlier this week. 

Students turned to Action News after hearing rumors about a potential closing. Many are worried about what they will do next.

Anthem's Las Vegas campus was founded in 2002, according to its website. The school provides training for jobs in the health care field. It's unclear how many students were enrolled at the local campus.

Here is the full statement from Anthem: 

"Despite our best efforts, Anthem Education was unable to secure timely Department of Education approval to complete the sale of 9 of its campuses to International Education Corporation (IEC). 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. 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."

Michael Lopardi

Michael Lopardi

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Michael Lopardi is the featured reporter of the You Ask. We Investigate. franchise at Action News.