Why Did They Close?

CollegeAmerica, a private for-profit college headquartered in Denver, Colorado, served as one of four institutions associated with the Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE) in Salt Lake City. The institution offered 41 degree programs, including associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in healthcare, business, information technology, and graphic arts.

Originally established as the training division of Control Data Corporation, the college faced accreditation challenges. Despite prior accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, all CEHE-owned institutions were placed on probation in September 2018.

This action was taken due to concerns about the design and implementation of inputs, resources, and processes not conducive to student success. Following the loss of accreditation at one campus in April 2021, the company responded by freezing new enrollments across all campuses and ultimately decided to close all its campuses by the end of 2021.

Programs & Courses


  • Healthcare Management
  • Nursing


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

Computer & Information Technology

  • Networking
  • Software & Mobile Development
  • Web Design & Development
  • Computer Systems Technician

Campus Locations

Phoenix, AZ 9801 North Metro Pkwy. East, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Flagstaff, AZ 399 South Malpais Ln., 2nd Floor, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Colorado Springs, CO 2020 North Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Denver, CO 1385 South Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222

Fort Collins, CO 4601 South Mason St., Fort Collins, CO 80525

Financial Aid Services

It’s easy for applicants to access financial aid. Resources range from federal and state to private loans. Additionally, there are grants for first-time and returning students. Scholarships are available through CollegeAmerica too, and anyone can apply for them.

Student Services

The school supports all people from the moment they register. This includes help with applications. The staff schedules the necessary courses based on a student’s field. Also, CollegeAmerica provides learning materials at no extra cost, including laptops and books.

Career Services

CollegeAmerica gives advice on resume writing, interviewing, and job hunting. The Career Services staff also shows each student how to network in today’s world. The goal is to help them improve current employment or gain entry to their field.

Veteran and Military Services

The college has programs for active duty service members and veterans, as well as military spouses. Counselors who specialize in military financial aid guide these students in using their benefits. There are also scholarships and discounted tuition rates available.

Alumni Services

Alumni can continue to use Career Services after graduating. Job placement may be possible as well. If graduates need to brush up, they are able to retake CollegeAmerica classes from their degree program at no cost.