The University of Phoenix announced plans this week to close more than 100 locations nationwide, including the Timonium center in Baltimore County.
The 70 students enrolled at the Greenspring Drive branch can complete their degrees online or enroll at the school's Columbia campus in Howard County, said Rick Castellano, a spokesman with for the for-profit university.
"We understand its not the ideal situation for everyone," he said. But the vast majority of the school's 328,000 students are already enrolling in online courses, he said, reducing the need for physical locations.
The university has not provided a specific date that it will close the Timonium location, but that branch is no longer accepting new students. Castellano left open the possibility that the school could open a temporary location for current students to complete their degrees.
Students at the Timonium branch are being contacted through advisors and can call 866-992-3302 for more information about the closures.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun