A news release from Trumbull Business College says the closure is due to a change made by the Department of Education
Trumbull Business College is closing at the end of the month, the school says.
A news release from Trumbull Business College said the closure is a result of the Department of Education’s decision to withdraw the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as a nationally-recognized accreditation agency. ACICS has been an accreditor for Trumbull Business College, and the accreditation had allowed students to get federal financial aid.
“ACICS’s inability to no longer accredit higher education institutions forced us into seeking a new accreditor and that process has created a substantial financial and administrative burden that, as a small college, we just cannot bear,” Dennis Griffith said.
The Griffith family operated the college for nearly 45 years. Trumbull Business College was established in 1972 and known as the area’s oldest business college, according to the news release.
Students are being referred to Kent State Trumbull Campus and ETI in Niles for information on continuing education options. Other local colleges may also be of assistance.
Currently, enrolled students will be able to complete the quarter at Trumbull Business College which will end after finals week on March 22. The closure will affect more than 80 students.