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Sanford–Brown (also known as the Sanford–Brown College or Sanford–Brown Institute) was a division of the Career Education Corporation, a proprietary, for-profit higher education organization.
The school traced its history back to the 1860s as a successor to a St. Louis location of Brown's Business College owned by George W. Brown (1845-1918). There were 18 private colleges and schools bearing the name Sanford–Brown across the United States. Sanford–Brown provided post-secondary educational opportunities to students as well as student services and career assistance.
Sanford–Brown's career training programs included paths in Healthcare, Dental, Design, Media Arts, Nursing, Technology and Business. The school also offered online courses and fully online programs.
The closure of all Sanford–Brown schools was announced in May 2015 by the Career Education Corporation.
George W. Brown developed a chain of business schools in the early 1900s. The chain included 29 locations by 1911. In 1920, W.S. Sanford purchased a St. Louis location from Brown's network and renamed it the Sanford- Brown Business College. In 1972, the College moved from St. Louis to St. Ann, Missouri. The 'business' part of the name was dropped in 1992. The college was purchased by Whitman Education Group, Inc. in 1994, then Career Education Corporation in 2003.
In March, 2014, Sanford–Brown united the International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) in Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Seattle, San Antonio and Tampa with Brown College (Minnesota) in Mendota Heights and Brooklyn Center under the Sanford–Brown name.
On May 7, 2015 Career Education Corporation announced the closure of the remaining 14 schools. They will no longer accept new applicants and currently enrolled students will be given at least 18 months to complete their programs.
As part of its commitment to local communities and the healthcare profession, Sanford–Brown supported Ronald McDonald House Charities. The partnership included gifts of volunteer time and fundraisers by the school on behalf of the families supported by the charity.
Sanford–Brown schools were nationally accredited by either the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) or the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Additionally, over 60 academic programs at Sanford–Brown were individually accredited.