Brightwood College closes after losing accreditation

Closure includes three Maryland locations
Posted at 7:10 AM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 17:26:49-05

Brightwood College students nationwide were surprised on Wednesday after receiving a letter saying that Friday will be their last day of class.

The school abruptly announced it will close all campuses after losing accreditation.

Now, students all over including those at the Baltimore, Towson, and Beltsville campuses are left wondering what they are going to do next.

The letter sent to students blames requirements implemented by the department of education and trouble with investors. The CEO of Brightwood’s parent company, Education Corporation of America issued a statement to students expressing regret.

It blamed the closure on added requirements by the department of education and making the operation of the schools more challenging and discouraging investors.

Attorney General Frosh released a statement on the recent closing of the institution:

“The closure of Brightwood College’s three Maryland campuses is distressing and saddening because of the harmful effect this has on hundreds of Maryland students. The continuing harm to students of for-profit colleges shows the need for the U.S. Department of Education to change course and start protecting students.”

According to school officials, students will still receive credit for all courses completed and passed by Friday.