Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Colorado Heights University will be Closing

The Denver Post reported today that Colorado Heights University will be closing.  The Denver Business Journal published an article yesterday, "University housed in historic Loretto Heights campus to close."  There is also a statement on the institution's web site with links to additional information.

The institution opened in 1989 as Teikyo Loretto Heights University on the campus of the former Loretto Heights College.  The institution changed its name to Colorado Heights University in 2009.  Roughly 130 students were enrolled in degree programs.  There were also several hundred international students participating in various English-as-a-second-language programs.

The Teikyo Universities Group, a Japanese foundation, affiliated with Teikyo University, has operated several other institutions in the United States:  
  • Salem Teikyo University (now Salem International University) in Salem, West Virginia.
  • Teikyo-Westmar University, later Westmar University, in Le Mars, Iowa, that closed in 1995.
  • Teikyo-Marycrest University, later, Marycrest International University, that closed in 2002, in Davenport, Iowa.
  • Teikyo Post University (now Post University) in Waterbury, Connecticut.
If you are interested in recent trends for closures, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  There are separate tabs for non-profit and for-profit closures.  Each tab includes basic information for each institution, i.e., Carnegie Classification, sector, accrediting agency, and the IPEDS unitid.