Richardson, Texas–Vista Colleges today announced that it will teach-out current and not enroll new students at its campus located at 3440 Bell St., Amarillo, Texas. The institution, which operates campuses in Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas as well as an online campus, said that business conditions and prolonged low enrollment in Amarillo necessitated the teach-out decision. None of the other Vista College campuses are impacted by this change.
“Teaching out a campus is never an easy decision but, after continued attempts to keep the Amarillo campus operational, the teach-out decision was unavoidable,” said Jim Tolbert, Vista College CEO. “Overall, the financial health of Vista College is strong, and we remain in full compliance with all government regulations and accreditation requirements.”
Tolbert added, “We are grateful for the opportunity to have served the Amarillo community, and we will continue to work with area employers to assure the on-going success of our graduates.”
Vista College staff will meet individually with every student at the Amarillo campus to determine his or her best option moving forward. Students in good academic standing who are currently active at the Amarillo campus will have the opportunity to complete their programs. As these students do so, they will continue to receive quality academic programs and support services.
Many employees at the Vista College Amarillo campus will continue to work at the school for up to a year. Amarillo campus employees not retained during the teach-out period or offered new assignments with Vista College may be eligible to receive transition assistance.
Vista College offers a wide variety of career training programs. Programs at the Amarillo campus included diploma programs in Business Administration, HVAC, Medical Assisting and Vocational Nursing as well as an Associate’s degree program in Business Management.