After acquiring four of the five former Globe University campuses in Wisconsin, including Eau Claire’s campus, Broadview University has begun enrolling new students for a start date of Oct. 2, according to a news release.
Broadview is a small for-profit university part of a network owned by the family of Terry Myhre, who also owned Globe University and Minnesota School of Business. The university took on Globe students in the middle of their degrees when the school was shut down and they had not yet graduated.
Wisconsin students will be able to enroll in career-education programs at all but one of the Globe campuses in the state, including those in Madison, Appleton and Wausau in addition to Eau Claire. The La Crosse campus will not be reopened.
According to the release, the school will continue providing business and technology programs online, and will add programs for medical assisting and massage therapy.
“Our commitment to meeting the workforce needs in Wisconsin is surpassed only by our commitment to serve students by providing a directed pathway to graduation and a career,” Jeanne Herrmann, CEO of Broadview University, said in the release. “Broadview University takes pride in being a community-based school that reacts to the demands of the workforce and communities where our campuses are located.”
Both Globe University and Minnesota School of Business were shut down in December 2016 when a Minnesota court ruled that officials had committed consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices by giving false accounts of future job opportunities for criminal justice graduates within the state.
The Department of Education, under the Obama administration, then refused federal aid to those universities in an effort to crack down on for-profits, effectively shutting down the schools.