MINNEAPOLIS - The Art Institutes International Minnesota will stop enrolling students into its programs effective immediately, according to an email sent out to students on Friday.
Bob Greenlee, a spokesperson for the for-profit school, told KARE 11 the decision to stop enrollment came after evaluating student demand in the region. Students who are already enrolled can either finish their degree at the school or transfer to another school, according to Greenlee. The art institute will close its doors in three years when the final class graduates. Greenlee did not have enrollment data available.
The school, owned by Education Management Corporation based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sued by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson in 2011 alleging that two of its for-profit colleges in the state, Argosy University and Art Institutes International, unlawfully collected state taxpayer-financed student financial aid.