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This database is a listing of all for-profit colleges that operated for at least one year in California between 2010 and 2016, the most recent available federal data. It shows the number of colleges that closed during that period, and the number of students enrolled at the time of closure. Several colleges listed in the database may have closed since 2016.
The database may be useful to students who think they may have been defrauded by the colleges they attended. They may be able to apply for loan relief under policies established by the U.S. Department of Education. Students who attend colleges that close may also be eligible for federal student debt relief under these policies.
Enrollment at Close
Definitions of Column Headings:
2016 Enrollment: This column lists the number of students enrolled in 2016-17. This includes students enrolled in online colleges and programs. Year Closed: This column lists the year a college did not report any students enrolled, indicating that the college has closed. Enrollment at Close: This column lists the number of students enrolled in the year before a college’s closure.
Note: Student enrollment at the University of Phoenix-California reflects the total number of students attending the college’s several California campuses.