FOX23 has learned Antonelli College will close its campuses in Mississippi, including one in Hattiesburg, when students currently enrolled graduate. The following is a statement from the college's president
Antonelli College has a proud history of graduating professionals in the business, art and health fields and we are so proud to have you as a part of that legacy. We take that very seriously, so we want only the best education possible for our students.
It is with sadness that I announce that we will enter into a teach-out plan for all of our programs and plan to close the school after all students complete their programs. During the past several years, we have faced difficult business challenges, and in recent months, I have personally faced challenging health issues. It is for these reasons that I have decided to no longer enroll new students, but continue to operate Antonelli College until all current students have completed their programs. What does this mean for current students?
On a day-to-day basis, nothing much will change for current students. We plan for students to be able to complete their diploma or degree with us and graduate from their programs of study. During their time here, students will have access to the same student services, career services, and instruction that they had prior to this announcement. As we teach out programs and students graduate, we will uphold our high standard of education and student support by providing the same quality instruction and services.
I did not enter into this decision lightly, but after much consideration and weighing the options for the future of Antonelli College there is simply no other choice. I truly hope that students will continue their educational journey with us and graduate from their respective programs.
Thank you and I want you to know that I appreciate each of you so very much. I wish everyone – faculty, staff and students -- great happiness and success in the future.
Mary Ann Davis
Owner and President