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Dream Center to End Enrollments at 30 Campuses

July 3, 2018

The nonprofit organization that took over scores of colleges from the Education Management Corp. chain of for-profit colleges has decided to end enrollments at 30 of those campuses, according to an email circulated Monday to employees of the Dream Center Education Holdings. 

The Dream Center announced last year that it would purchase more than 100 campuses enrolling 65,000 students from Education Management, one of several transitions of formerly large for-profit colleges into nonprofit entities over the last two years. On Friday, EDMC, as the former company is known, filed for bankruptcy in federal court.

Local newspapers in North Carolina reported last week that Dream Center would close three campuses in the state, but the changes are much broader. Below are the affected Dream Center campuses:

  • Campuses of the Art Institutes: Arlington, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Denver; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Indianapolis; Nashville; Novi, Mich.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Portland, Ore.; San Bernardino, Calif.; San Francisco; Santa Ana, Calif.; Sacramento; and Schaumburg, Ill.
  • Argosy University campuses: Alameda, Calif.; Dallas; Denver; Nashville; Ontario, Calif.; Salt Lake City; San Diego; Sarasota, Fla.; and Schaumburg, Ill.
  • South University campuses: Novi, Mich.; High Point, N.C.; and Cleveland.

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Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his wife, Kate Scharff, in Bethesda, Md.

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