Phoenix New Times reported Monday that the University of Phoenix is planning to close about 20 campuses around the country. The campuses reportedly include both full-fledged campuses and smaller learning centers. The university did not confirm the number of campuses to the New Times but said that it was "instituting a teach-out phase at several of our campus and learning center locations." In a separate report, Denver Business Journal reported that the university will stop new enrollments at three Colorado campuses.
A University of Phoenix official told Inside Higher Ed Tuesday morning that there were teach-outs planned for these campuses, but that no immediate closures are planned. Campuses will remain open to serve existing students, he said.