Students Feel the Pain When For-Profit Colleges Close
Dakota Pawlicki, Medium
Closing a college should be relatively easy—painful and emotional, yes, but it can be done responsibly. Yet often, especially in the world of for-profit schools, it’s not.
Consider what happened to Unique Johnson. Johnson was among some 20,000 students left stranded in December 2018 when Virginia College closed without warning. As a young mother of two (soon to be three), Johnson had big plans: She was trying to get into the nursing field as a medical office specialist. She chose Virginia College because its classes fit her schedule.
In this podcast on college closures, Johnson talks about the impact of the school's closing on her education journey. She is joined by Inside Higher Ed editor and co-founder Scott Jaschik and Indiana Senator J.D. Ford.