Thursday, July 13, 2006

Press Release

Career Education is an industry leader whose gold-standard brands are recognized globally. Those brands include, among others, the Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America; the Harrington College of Design; the Brooks Institute of Photography; the Katharine Gibbs Schools; American InterContinental University; Colorado Technical University and Sanford-Brown Institutes and Colleges. The mission of CEC, through its schools, its educators, and its employees is education--their primary goal, to enable students to graduate successfully and pursue rewarding careers.
But the school, which has seven campuses, including two in Atlanta and one in Dubai, and another in London, and an online division, has been put on probation by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for all of 2006, according to its website.

The AIU website boasts that it is fully accredited.

The Commission website says staff will not comment further on questions related to AIU, but explained that probation "is the most serious sanction short of loss of membership."

AIU's status will be reviewed in December. The school offers associate degrees and bachelor's degrees in such areas as business administration and criminal justice. It also offers master degrees in information technology and education.

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