Tuesday, July 18, 2017

West Virginia Business College Closes

Jeff Jenkins reported on July 10, 2017 for the Charleston, WV Metro News Network, "Email says WV Business College has closed."  Jenkins quotes an email from James Weir, West Virginia Business College general manager, that was sent to students.  The institution was no longer accredited and was experiencing declining enrollment.

The institution was founded in 1881 as Elliott Commercial College in Clarksburg, WV. The name change in 1911 to West Virginia Business College. A branch campus was established in Wheeling in 1989 and was later designated as the main campus. The initial branch in Clarksburg then moved to Nutter Fort, WV.

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.