Miller-Motte College under new ownership

(Source: WECT)
(Source: WECT)
Updated: Feb. 26, 2018 at 6:09 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Miller-Motte Technical College in Wilmington has a new owner. A company called Ancora Education recently bought Miller-Motte's Wilmington campus, and 16 other campuses previously owned by Delta Education.

Miller-Motte and other Delta campuses ran into issues in 2016 when their accreditation agency, The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), lost its standing with the federal government. A federal panel recommended shutting ACICS down due to poor oversight of its institutions.

Miller-Motte struggled to find a new, federally-approved accreditation agency, which it needed in order for its students to remain eligible for federal financial aid.

Post-acquisition, Miller-Motte is now a branch of Oklahoma-based Platt College. It is accredited through a federally approved agency, The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges based in Arlington, Va.

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