HOUSTON - ITT Educational Services says it is ceasing operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently, Houston locations included.
The company says the closures are due to an investigation and sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education.
"It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently after approximately 50 years of continuous service," the company stated Tuesday. "Effective today, the company has eliminated the positions of the overwhelming majority of our more than 8,000 employees."
ITT Tech, known for its TV commercials, had three locations in Houston: on the north side, the west side and in Webster.
Last week the Associated Press reported the U.S. Department of Education banned the for-profit college chain from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.
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