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For-Profit Heritage College Closes Campuses In Wichita, Kansas City

Another for-profit college that has campuses in Kansas has closed its doors: Heritage College unexpectedly stopped operations Tuesday.

Heritage College announced on its website that, "with great disappointment," it is permanently closing its 10 campuses, including ones in Wichita and Kansas City. In the statement, the school says it "does not have the cash to continue to run its business."

The Denver-based school focused on health care career training and offered programs in massage therapy, dental assisting and pharmacy tech, among others.

The Kansas Board of Regents, which is the regulatory authority over out-of-state and private schools operating in Kansas, says it will provide copies of transcripts to former Heritage students upon request. Students need to contact the college with questions about financial aid and transferring credits.

Wichita Area Technical College, a nonprofit public school accredited by the Board of Regents, says it will hold two information sessions next week for students affected by the Heritage Closure.

Heritage is the latest for-profit school to shut down: ITT Technical Institute closed its 130 campuses in September.

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