Coleman University's San Marcos Campus to Shut Down in Dec. 2013

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    Coleman University’s San Marcos campus will be closing its doors by December 2013, a press release from the university confirmed Thursday.

    According to the release, the North County branch campus will eventually close due to a steady decline in student enrollment. The release said that while enrollment at the university’s main campus in Kearny Mesa is up, the numbers just aren’t there for the San Marcos campus.

    As of right now, the Board of Trustees of Coleman University is looking into two new potential campus options either in the Vista/Oceanside area or South Bay/Chula Vista area.

    The release issued by Coleman University sites the growth of nearby Palomar College as another factor contributing to the eventual closure of their San Marcos campus in December 2013.

    On Wednesday, our media partner the North County Times reported that Coleman University’s San Marcos campus had abruptly shut down already. That information was later clarified by the university.

    According the Coleman University website, the private, non-profit university is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and authorized by the state under EC Section 94750 to award accredited degrees.

    Ed Note: A previous version of this article stated that Coleman University’s San Marcos campus had abruptly closed Wednesday, according to the North County Times. On Thursday, Coleman University confirmed the North County campus would remain open through December 2013.


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