Neumont University

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Neumont University
Neumont University logo.png
Type for-profit university,[1] not accredited[2]
Established 2003
President Shaun E. McAlmont[3]
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
40°45′58″N 111°53′27″W / 40.76611°N 111.89083°W / 40.76611; -111.89083Coordinates: 40°45′58″N 111°53′27″W / 40.76611°N 111.89083°W / 40.76611; -111.89083
Website www.neumont.edu

Neumont University is a for-profit unaccredited technical institute[1] located in Salt Lake City, Utah.[4][5] It was founded in 2003 by Graham Doxey, Scott McKinley, and Marlow Einelund. The school focuses on applied computer science and was formerly accredited by the ACICS, but is not currently accredited by ABET or any regional accreditation agency in the United States.[2]

Academics[edit]

Neumont's degree programs focus on "the digital sciences" offering three-year degrees in Computer Science, Technology Management, Software and Game Development, Web Design and Development, and Information Systems.[6][7] These degrees were accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), but it was derecognized by the Department of Education on December 12, 2016.[2] It is currently in the process of being accredited by the ACCSC. [8]

Recent history[edit]

From July through September 2007, Neumont briefly expanded to Virginia, leasing a suite in the Dulles Town Center mall. The expansion was cancelled after one academic quarter.[9]

Graham Doxey stepped down as Neumont's president in 2007, replaced by Edward H. Levine.[10]

In August 2012, Neumont University announced plans to relocate its academic facilities and student housing to 143 South Main Street, Salt Lake City,[11] an 11-story art deco building which formerly housed The Salt Lake Tribune. The school officially relocated to its downtown Salt Lake City location in June 2013, with the first new cohort of students beginning classes in October.[12]

On July 1, 2015, president Edward H. Levine stepped down and was replaced by Shaun McAlmont. McAlmont came to Neumont after working as CEO of Lincoln Educational Services, a New Jersey-based chain of for-profit colleges.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "College Navigator". U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "ACICS Loss of Accreditation Recognition". Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Neumont University Announces New President" (PDF). Neumont University. 2015. Retrieved Sep 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Neumont campus in downtown Salt Lake City marks debut". The Salt Lake Tribune. July 1, 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Software U," Forbes.com, 24 July 2006, accessed 1 July 2012
  6. ^ "Neumont University Degrees". Neumont.edu. 
  7. ^ "Instruction". Neumont University. 2016. Retrieved Sep 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Institution Maintains Accreditation Through ACICS Transition and is in Process with New Accreditor". 
  9. ^ No Ivy Covered Malls for the Time Being. Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  10. ^ "Bradford Equities Management, L.L.C.: CEO and Executives - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  11. ^ Maffly, Brian (August 29, 2012). "Utah computer science school relocating to historic Tribune building". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ Wood, Benjamin (August 30, 2012). "Historic downtown building to be turned into university, housing for students". Deseret News. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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