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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 05:00 PM

Art Institute of Pittsburgh shutting down permanently in March

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has been mired by financial troubles, staff layoffs, and several lawsuits in recent years. For a time in the early 2010s, the Art Institute's former parent company, Pittsburgh-based Education Management Company, was making huge profits. But by 2015, the infractions had piled up. Illegally-recruited students, massive layoffs, almost losing accreditation, and predatory practices had led to a huge downturn in enrollment.

In 2017, Education Management Company sold Pittsburgh's Art Institute to Los Angeles-based nonprofit Dream Center Education Holdings. But that couldn't save the Art Institute. Today court filings show it is planning on shuttering by March 31.

According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there are 230 students attending classes at the Strip District school. About 46 of them are expected to complete classes. Another 1,900 students attend online classes managed by Pittsburgh's Art institutes. About 286 of those online students are expected to finish courses before the school closes.

On Wednesday, the Art Institute announced that it would be laying off its entire admission staff, providing a precursor to today's announced closure.

Read more: https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/art-institute-of-pittsburgh-shutting-down-permanently-in-march/Content?oid=13398414

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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 05:03 PM

1. More corrupt management.

Greedmongering destroys everything it touches.

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