YORK, Pa. – Education Management Corporation( EDMC), the parent company of Art Institute of York confirms that the school will close. The for profit operator of colleges is slashing expenses amid declining enrollments amid tightening regulations. Ai York is one 15 schools affecting 5,432 students EDMC is closing nationwide. The 90 member York staff of which about 10, mostly admissions workers were informed that today was their last day. The company says they will receive severance benefits.
There are approximately 300 students at Ai York. EDMC expects the school to remain open for 2-3 years.
“The Art Institutes have made the decision to not accept new enrollments into its programs at its Art Institute of York location. The location remains committed to assisting currently enrolled students in successfully completing their programs of study and will continue to offer courses, student services and placement assistance until the last student has graduated." according to Chris Hardman, VP of communications.
EDMC recently reorganized with essentially its lenders taking control of school.
York is one of the smaller Ai campuses. The largest Ai is Atlanta, with approximately 2,000 students. Both schools including 8 other EDMC schools are among 556 colleges and universities that are under stricter oversight known as "heightened cash monitoring by the federal Department of Education.
Here is a list of the 15 schools announced today that will stop new enrollments immediately.
Atlanta (Decatur), Fort Worth, Houston (North) Jacksonville, Kansas City, Michigan (Troy), New England, New York City, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Silicon Valley, Tinley Park, Washington (Dulles), Wisconsin, and York.