Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Westech College in California Closes

The Los Angeles Times initially reported on April 3, 2017 that Westech College has closed.  The paper notes in "Westech College abruptly shuts down, leaving students scrambling for refunds and answers," that the institution operated three California locations in Fontana, Moreno Valley, and Victorville.  Students at all the locations will be impacted by the sudden closure.  Westech reported enrollment of 357 students for fall 2015 in its last reporting to IPEDS.
The Fontana Herald News also published, "Westech abruptly closes down all three campuses, including main office in Fontana," with reporting by Russell Ingold.

Westech was found in 1988 and was initially located in Pomona, CA.  It relocated to Ontario, CA in January 2004 and opened a satellite location in Victorville, CA in September, 2005 and in Moreno Valley, CA in January 2008. The main campus relocated to Fontana, CA in June 2013.

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.