Enrollment Halts at Art Institute

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The parent of The Art Institute of Indianapolis says it has ceased new enrollment at the school and others throughout the country. Pittsburgh-based Dream Center Education Holdings LLC says the decision is part of an "ongoing process of evaluating the viability of certain campus-based programs."

The company acquired The Art Institutes, which has more than 30 campuses in the U.S., as well as the Argosy University and South University networks in late 2017. Eighteen of The Art Institute campuses have ceased enrollment, including Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, and Nashville.

"This decision is for new students only and we will redirect prospective students to our online offerings or one of our other campuses. Current, active students should continue to attend class as scheduled," the company said in a statement on its website. "While we actively work with our accreditors and regulators to assess the viability of our current offerings at these locations, DCEH remains steadfast in our mission to provide students with accessible, affordable, relevant, and purposeful education aligned with market demands."

The company did not provide a potential time frame for restarting enrollment on the campuses.

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