Kaplan College To Close In Pembroke Pines

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Kaplan College in Pembroke Pines, which became embroiled in a federal investigation on the admission practices of for-profit colleges, plans to close its doors next year.

The school has stopped admitting new students for the school but will allow the 53 students currently enrolled to finish their course work, said Ron Iori, a spokesman for Kaplan Higher Education, the parent company. The campus will continue to operate through May 2013, he said.

“This was a difficult decision but there just wasn’t enough student demand for the campus’ program offerings,” Iori said.

The Pembroke Pines school, which offers programs such as medical practice management and information technology, has 24 employees, and four were laid off last week, Iori said. The company is trying to find jobs for the others, he said.

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