Brown Mackie College

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Brown Mackie College
Brown Mackie College Logo.png
Brown Mackie College logo
Type Private, for-profit
Active 1892–June 11, 2016
President N/A
Students 8,000[1]
Location United States
Website brownmackie.edu

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

In 2016, 22 of 26 campuses started closing as Brown Mackie's parent company faced major legal and financial problems related to consumer fraud.[2][3][4][5]

Several Brown Mackie colleges were nationally accredited by ACICS, which has lost its accreditation power.[6]

As of June 11, 2016 it was announced that 22 of 26 Brown Mackie campuses were closing.[7]

History[edit]

The original Brown Mackie College was founded in 1892 in Salina, Kansas[8][9] as the Kansas Wesleyan School of Business.[10] In 1938, two of its former instructors, Perry E. Brown and A.B. Mackie, incorporated the school as The Brown Mackie School of Business.[11][12] The school was licensed by the Kansas Board of Regents to grant associate degrees in 1986.[13]

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.[11] 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.[14][15] Throughout the mid-to-late 2000s EDMC expanded the Brown Mackie system through the construction of new Brown Mackie colleges.[9]

In 2011, investigations into the recruiting practices of the school were launched by the Attorneys General of Kentucky and Indiana.[16][17]

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.[18][19]

In 2014, Brown Mackie College teamed up with the Smart Horizons and Cengage to recruit low-income high school dropouts for high school completion. The program would be offered at Brown Mackie schools in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami, Phoenix, St. Louis, North Canton, and Louisville. [20]

Teach outs and closings[edit]

In June 2016, parent company Education Management Corporation announced plans to close 22 of 26 Brown Mackie campuses. [21]

Schools and programs[edit]

Brown Mackie colleges offer degrees at the bachelor's and associate level as well as academic certificates.[19] Areas of study at Brown Mackie schools include early childhood education, information technology, health sciences and legal studies.[14][22]

In May 2013, Education Management Corporation reported that it owned 28 Brown Mackie College campuses with a total enrollment of 17,000 students.[1][19] More recent numbers are unavailable. According to Brown Mackie's website the system has "over 25 schools."[23]

Campuses[edit]

Akron, North Canton, Hopkinsville, and Quad Cities are the only campuses taking new enrollments.

Teach Out Schools[edit]

These 22 Brown Mackie campuses are no longer taking new enrollments and are in the process of closing.

Brown Mackie College – Albuquerque Brown Mackie College – Atlanta Brown Mackie College – Birmingham Brown Mackie College – Boise Brown Mackie College – Cincinnati Brown Mackie College – Dallas/Ft. Worth Brown Mackie College – Findlay Brown Mackie College – Fort Wayne Brown Mackie College – Greenville Brown Mackie College – Indianapolis Brown Mackie College – Kansas City Brown Mackie College – Louisville Brown Mackie College – Merrillville Brown Mackie College – Miami Brown Mackie College – Michigan City Brown Mackie College – Northern Kentucky Brown Mackie College – Phoenix Brown Mackie College – Salina Brown Mackie College – San Antonio Brown Mackie College – South Bend Brown Mackie College – St. Louis Brown Mackie College – Oklahoma City Brown Mackie College – Tucson Brown Mackie College – Tulsa

Athletics[edit]

The official mascot for the Brown Mackie College-Salina teams is the Lions.[52] The Lions participate in 3 sports: Baseball, Basketball, and Softball.[52] The Lions are a part of the NJCAA and are an affiliate member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.[53]

The Kansas City campus (Overland Park, Kansas) briefly fielded athletic programs under the nickname "Cougars."

Lawsuits, investigations, and settlements[edit]

In 2015, EDMC, Brown-Mackie's parent company, agreed to forgive more than $100.8 million in student loan debt held by more than 80,000 former students.[54]

In 2016, eleven former Brown Mackie nursing students in Tucson, Arizona sued the school for consumer fraud. The plaintiffs alleged that the poor training they received left them unable to be gainfully employed.[5] The plaintiffs expected to graduate in 2015 until a state nursing board investigation found some of the school's faculty were unqualified and were using veterinary supplies to teach students how to care for human patients. The Arizona nursing board barred the Brown Mackie students from taking the practical nurses licensing exam and ordered the school to retrain the students at the company's expense.[55]

Loan Forgiveness[edit]

Thousands of former Brown Mackie College students will receive loan forgiveness as part of a legal settlement with the US government. Part of the settlement forgives more than $100 million in student loans to students who left Brown Mackie within 45 days of their first term between 2006 and 2014. Each qualifying former student and each of the credit reporting agencies were to be notified of the settlement, and the settlement will be paid through 2022.[56]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ann Belser (2 May 2013). "EDMC Reports Third-Quarter Loss". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ http://triblive.com/business/headlines/7548037-74/edmc-brown-campus
  3. ^ http://www.acics.org/commission%20actions/content.aspx?id=1476
  4. ^ https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/profit-college-company-pay-955-million-settle-claims-illegal-recruiting-consumer-fraud-and
  5. ^ a b http://tucson.com/brown-mackie-legal-complaint/pdf_2653c78a-f57a-528e-82cf-43082c4fdfc9.html
  6. ^ http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-revokes-recognition-of-embattled-accreditor-of-for-profit-colleges/114592?cid=trend_right_t
  7. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/06/15/decreases-enrollment-lead-brown-mackie-closing
  8. ^ Robert A. Cronkleton (17 April 1996). "College plans move to Olathe?". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Margaret Fosmoe (9 November 2004). "Michiana College takes a new name". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Brown Mackie College making Phoenix debut". Phoenix Business Journal. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "About Brown Mackie College". brownmackie.edu. Brown Mackie College. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Career college officially announces Boise branch". Idaho Business Review. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Brown Mackie College to Grant Associate Degree". The Courtland Journal. 8 May 1986. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "State unemployment drops as new jobs are created". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "PNC Financial still on top". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  16. ^ James Marshall Crotty (16 January 2013). "Kentucky Attorney General Takes Spencerian College To Woodshed Over Phony Job Placement Claims". Forbes. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Indiana joins suit against Brown Mackie College parent firm". South Bend Tribune. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  18. ^ Toni Fuhrman (14 February 2013). "Making the iPad the Center of the Academic Experience". Campus Technology. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  19. ^ 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. 
  20. ^ https://smarthorizonsonline.org/2014/04/15/brown-mackie-college-and-smart-horizons-career-online-education-to-help-adults-complete-high-school-diplomas/
  21. ^ https://consumerist.com/2016/06/10/source-for-profit-brown-mackie-college-ceasing-enrollment-phasing-out-all-locations/
  22. ^ "Areas of Study". brownmackie.edu. Brown Mackie College. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  23. ^ https://www.brownmackie.edu/faqs
  24. ^ Brown Mackie College-Akron - Peterson's
  25. ^ Brown Mackie readies its campus
  26. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ALBUQUERQUE Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ATLANTA Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  28. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — BIRMINGHAM Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ Education Management LLC Announces The Opening Of Brown Mackie College - Boise
  30. ^ Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati - Peterson's
  31. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – CINCINNATI Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  32. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – DALLAS/FT. WORTH Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  33. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — FINDLAY Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  34. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — FORT WAYNE Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  35. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — GREENVILLE Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  36. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – HOPKINSVILLE Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  37. ^ Education Management LLC Announces the Opening of Brown Mackie College – Indianapolis
  38. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MERRILLVILLE Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  39. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MIAMI Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  40. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MICHIGAN CITY Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  41. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — NORTH CANTON Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  42. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — NORTHERN KENTUCKY Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  43. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – PHOENIX Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  44. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — QUAD CITIES Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  45. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — SALINA Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  46. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – SAN ANTONIO Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  47. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE — SOUTH BEND Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  48. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ST. LOUIS Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  49. ^ (closing)p_product=ADSB&s_site=azstarnet&f_site=azstarnet&f_sitename=Arizona+Daily+Star%2C+The+%28AZ%29&p_multi=ADSB&p_theme=gannett&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EACE5B4AE46D493&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM 22-year-old Chaparral school is reclassified a junior college
  50. ^ Education Management LLC Announces Renaming of Chaparral College as Brown Mackie College - Tucson
  51. ^ Education Management LLC Announces the Opening of Brown Mackie College – Tulsa
  52. ^ a b Salina Athletics
  53. ^ KJCCC Members Archived June 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  54. ^ http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=87813&p=irol-newsArticle1&ID=2112778
  55. ^ http://tucson.com/news/local/education/college/former-nursing-students-sue-tucson-for-profit-school/article_8c219aae-1bd9-5b71-a99b-0fb7c4915f3b.html
  56. ^ http://salina.com/news/local_briefs/brown-mackie-to-forgive-loans-of-qualifying-former-students/article_bcba7309-c096-5f30-a854-c7c8fbdcf1c1.html

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