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Report says University of Phoenix campuses, including Albuquerque's, will close

Brittany Costello
September 26, 2017 10:16 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Will the University of Phoenix close campuses across the nation? According to Phoenix New Times, the answer is yes and one campus in Albuquerque is on the chopping block.

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At the Albuquerque campus, there are multiple large storage containers taking up space in the parking lot. While it seems odd, the doors are still open and University of Phoenix officials told KOB they are not closing.

The parking lot was pretty much empty on Tuesday. Occasionally, a student or two would trickle in and out of the building. By the looks of things, it might not come as a shock that the Phoenix New Times said the Albuquerque location is among 20 locations that could be closing. Referencing communication with a current university employee, the paper said a decline in student enrollment could possibly be to blame.

While officials say they are not closing any locations, they have stopped enrolling students at the campus. In fact, a message online says "this location is no longer accepting campus-based enrollment." But students still have the option to enroll online.

KOB looked at all 73 University of Phoenix locations across the nation listed on its website. Albuquerque is not the only location to stop campus-based enrollment. Around 60 percent of campuses and learning centers around the nation are not accepting campus-based enrollment.

The news comes almost five years after the closure of more than 100 University of Phoenix facilities nationwide.

Two years ago, the school's parent company -- The Apollo Group -- was investigated by the federal trade commission for unfair recruitment practices.

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