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|Motto||Learn Today. Earn Tomorrow.|
|Type||Private, For-profit, not accredited|
Solex College is a private for-profit unaccredited two-year institution located in Chicago, United States. With an annual enrollment of over 2,000 students (2013-2014), SOLEX is committed to training and educating individuals for careers in business, healthcare, manufacturing and information technology. SOLEX College is also one of the largest schools in the Chicago area to enroll international F-1 visa students for its intensive English as a Second Language programs. SOLEX’s main administration building is located in Wheeling, IL. The school also has a Chicago Downtown Campus Addition in Chicago, IL.
SOLEX College was accredited by the nationally recognized Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), but the accreditor was de-recognized by the Department of Education on December 12, 2016. The A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant Program at SOLEX College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
In 1995, SOLEX Computer Academy was launched as a private for-profit business and vocational school and was authorized to operate through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). In 2001, SOLEX Computer Academy became SOLEX Academy with an expanded menu of instructional programs to better respond to the training needs of students. In 2001, SOLEX Academy was authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Currently, foreign students from more than 60 countries attend SOLEX College. SOLEX is an authorized ETS® TOEFL and TOEIC testing site.
During the next few years, the school actively expanded its list of offerings. In December 2007 SOLEX Academy was granted operational and degree granting authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to award an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Accounting, and the school was renamed SOLEX College.
In 2009 SOLEX College became accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award occupational associate degrees and certificates. Later that year the school embarked on an initiative to actively respond to labor market needs and to increase medical program offerings. In July 2010 SOLEX College was approved to award the Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.
Also in 2012, SOLEX College was granted a degree-granting authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to award an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in e-Business Management.
SOLEX’s popular A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant Program became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in April 2014. Also in 2014, SOLEX College introduced a new Industrial Maintenance Technician program that was developed in partnership with a local renowned industrial repair company.
A 2015 audit by the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Education found that SOLEX disbursed Title IV funds to ineligible ESL students, and recommended that SOLEX return $1,795,500 to the US Department of Education.
Associate Degree Majors: Physical Therapist Assistant, E-Business Management, Accounting
ESL training: Intensive English Program, Advanced English Studies
Admissions and Financial Aid
SOLEX College is approved by the United States Department of Education to award Title IV Student Financial Aid until June 12, 2018. SOLEX College also supports the GI Bill, which allows eligible military personnel benefits including coverage of tuition, book fees, a housing stipend, and more. SOLEX College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students to its programs. International students represent over 60 countries.