University Of Phoenix: Moving Out, Online Services in Oklahoma AccentuatedBy Sarene Mae Butao, UniversityHerald Reporter
Tulsa Learning Center will be moving out and online enrollments will be limited. Courses offers by Phoenix University will be limited.
University of Phoenix Tulsa Learning Center in Oklahoma was closed last February 2013, says NewsOK. The said university which occupies an entire 15,197-square-foot space, announced last 2012 that the university will pull-out as part of its transition online services only in Oklahoma.
As for those students who are in a 'teach-out' situation, the university will provide necessary adjustments to accommodate the students until they finish their course on 2017, Tulsa World reported. "The learning center at 14002 E 21st likely will close in spring or summer 2017" said Rauzon,University of Phoenix spokesman. In Oklahoma City, students will attend classes in a conference room located at Crown Plaza Hotel, 2945 Northwest Expressway and the University of Phoenix is said to be renting an office space across the street in the Union Plaza Business Center.
President Timothy Slottow, the university president, sent a letter to the faculty and staff explaining the decision of moving out the university. Inside the letter, it was mentioned that all the campus and learning centers were assessed according to their total working adult population, job demand, employer trends, population density, student demand and preference, state education levels and the labor market. But this evaluation made it difficult to enroll students in their respective campuses but the president said that, the university will still accept online applications in these states.
Now, Oklahoma City only offers courses in information technology, business and management, criminal justice, and nursing. "The decision to control online enrolment was first decided last 2012", Rauzon, the university spokesman said.
The university spokesman also mentioned that, the best possible strategy to focus on fewer markets is to limit the enrolment and as of April, it was reported that, 162,400 students were enrolled and it was fewer compared to their past enrollment.