Brown Mackie College

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Brown Mackie College
Brown Mackie College Logo.png
Brown Mackie College logo
Established 1892
Type Private, for-profit
President Guy P. Bell[1]
Students 17,000[2]
Location United States
Website brownmackie.edu

Brown Mackie College is a system of for-profit colleges located in the United States. The colleges offer bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and certificates in programs including early childhood education, information technology, health sciences and legal studies. Brown Mackie's 28 schools are owned by Education Management Corporation.

History[edit]

The original Brown Mackie College was founded in 1892 in Salina, Kansas[3][4] as the Kansas Wesleyan School of Business.[5] In 1938, two of its former instructors, Perry E. Brown and A.B. Mackie, incorporated the school as The Brown Mackie School of Business.[6][7] The school was licensed by the Kansas Board of Regents to grant associate degrees in 1986.[8]

Between the 1930s and 1990s the school in Salina, and other schools that would later carry the Brown Mackie name, were managed by several different organizations before being purchased by American Education Centers (AEC) in 1993.[6] In 2003, Education Management Corporation (EDMC) acquired eighteen schools from AEC, including the original Brown Mackie College. The following year, EDMC rebranded all of the AEC schools under the Brown Mackie name.[9][10] Throughout the mid-to-late 2000s EDMC expanded the Brown Mackie system through the construction of new Brown Mackie colleges.[4]

In 2011, investigations into the recruiting practices of the school were launched by the Attorneys General of Kentucky and Indiana.[11][12]

Beginning in the spring of 2012, Brown Mackie began a pilot program to test the use of iPads and e-textbooks in place of traditional textbooks. Later the program was expanded to all 28 schools in the Brown Mackie system. In preparation for the transition, Brown Mackie partnered with Apple Inc. to train faculty members help students with the iPads. As of February 2013, 13,000 Brown Mackie students were participating in the program.[13][14]

Schools and programs[edit]

Brown Mackie colleges offer degrees at the bachelor's and associate level as well as academic certificates.[14] Areas of study at Brown Mackie schools include early childhood education, information technology, health sciences and legal studies.[9][15]

As of May 2013, there were 28 Brown Mackie College campuses with a total enrollment of 17,000 students.[14][2]

Campuses[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The official mascot for the Brown Mackie College-Salina teams is the Lions.[44] The Lions participate in 3 sports: Baseball, Basketball, and Softball.[44] The Lions are a part of the NAIA and are an affiliate member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.[45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Officers - Guy P. Bell". edmc.edu. Education Management Corporation. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Ann Belser (2 May 2013). "EDMC Reports Third-Quarter Loss". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Robert A. Cronkleton (17 April 1996). "College plans move to Olathe?". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Margaret Fosmoe (9 November 2004). "Michiana College takes a new name". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brown Mackie College making Phoenix debut". Phoenix Business Journal. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "About Brown Mackie College". brownmackie.edu. Brown Mackie College. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Career college officially announces Boise branch". Idaho Business Review. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Brown Mackie College to Grant Associate Degree". The Courtland Journal. 8 May 1986. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "State unemployment drops as new jobs are created". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "PNC Financial still on top". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  11. ^ James Marshall Crotty (16 January 2013). "Kentucky Attorney General Takes Spencerian College To Woodshed Over Phony Job Placement Claims". Forbes. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Indiana joins suit against Brown Mackie College parent firm". South Bend Tribune. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  13. ^ Toni Fuhrman (14 February 2013). "Making the iPad the Center of the Academic Experience". Campus Technology. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c James Aldridge (26 April 2012). "Brown Mackie eliminating printed textbooks in favor of iPad". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Areas of Study". brownmackie.edu. Brown Mackie College. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  16. ^ Brown Mackie College-Akron - Peterson's
  17. ^ Brown Mackie readies its campus
  18. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ALBUQUERQUE
  19. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ATLANTA
  20. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — BIRMINGHAM
  21. ^ Education Management LLC Announces The Opening Of Brown Mackie College - Boise
  22. ^ Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati - Peterson's
  23. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – CINCINNATI
  24. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – DALLAS/FT. WORTH
  25. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — FINDLAY
  26. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — FORT WAYNE
  27. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — GREENVILLE
  28. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – HOPKINSVILLE
  29. ^ Education Management LLC Announces the Opening of Brown Mackie College – Indianapolis
  30. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MERRILLVILLE
  31. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MIAMI
  32. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MICHIGAN CITY
  33. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — NORTH CANTON
  34. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — NORTHERN KENTUCKY
  35. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – PHOENIX
  36. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — QUAD CITIES
  37. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — SALINA
  38. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – SAN ANTONIO
  39. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE — SOUTH BEND
  40. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ST. LOUIS
  41. ^ 22-year-old Chaparral school is reclassified a junior college
  42. ^ Education Management LLC Announces Renaming of Chaparral College as Brown Mackie College - Tucson
  43. ^ Education Management LLC Announces the Opening of Brown Mackie College – Tulsa
  44. ^ a b Salina Athletics
  45. ^ KJCCC Members

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