More ripples are occurring in the for-profit education arena in Columbus, with the University of Phoenix planning a new campus location and Virginia College looking to enter the market.
Both schools are targeting sites in north Columbus, off Veterans Parkway, for their new campus structures, which should materialize over the course of this year.
The University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Apollo Group, will be opening in a 32,000-square-foot office building in North Lake Business Park. The site is near the northwest intersection of Veterans Parkway and J.R. Allen Parkway.
“It hasn’t gone through the approvals process with the Department of Education in Georgia,” Phoenix spokeswoman Shannon Sowby said Friday, explaining the university isn’t ready to talk about the new site or say if it plans to close one of two locations it already has in Columbus.
The school now occupies a large building at 4747 Hamilton Road and in the Brookstone Centre business park at what it calls its Brookstone Learning Center. The Hamilton Road campus opened in 2004 in a space formerly used by a discount department store.
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