Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCi) was a large for-profit post-secondary education company in North America. Its subsidiaries offered career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades, and information technology.
The Los Angeles Times framed Corinthian Colleges as a collection of "castoff" schools that were taken over by Wall Street investors in 1999.
At its peak, CCi operated over 100 Everest, Heald and WyoTech campuses throughout the United States and Canada.
Corinthian's campuses in Canada closed on February 19, 2015 after the Ontario government suspended their operation license. After a series of legal challenges by state and federal US agencies, Corinthian Colleges announced on April 26, 2015 that they would cease operations at all remaining US locations the next day. The closure affected more than 16,000 students and employees.
After being extensively investigated for fraudulent behavior by several jurisdictions, on May 4, 2015, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. and twenty four of its subsidiaries filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
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