Brown Mackie College

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Brown Mackie College
Brown Mackie College Logo.png
Brown Mackie College logo
Established1892
TypePrivate, for-profit
PresidentGuy P. Bell[1]
Students17,000[2]
LocationUnited States
Websitebrownmackie.edu
 
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Brown Mackie College
Brown Mackie College Logo.png
Brown Mackie College logo
Established1892
TypePrivate, for-profit
PresidentGuy P. Bell[1]
Students17,000[2]
LocationUnited States
Websitebrownmackie.edu

Brown Mackie College is a system of for-profit colleges located in the United States. The colleges offer bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and certificates in programs including early childhood education, information technology, health sciences and legal studies. Brown Mackie's 28 schools are owned by Education Management Corporation.

History[edit]

The original Brown Mackie College was founded in 1892 in Salina, Kansas[3][4] as the Kansas Wesleyan School of Business.[5] In 1938, two of its former instructors, Perry E. Brown and A.B. Mackie, incorporated the school as The Brown Mackie School of Business.[6][7] The school was licensed by the Kansas Board of Regents to grant associate degrees in 1986.[8]

Between the 1930s and 1990s the school in Salina, and other schools that would later carry the Brown Mackie name, were managed by several different organizations before being purchased by American Education Centers (AEC) in 1993.[6] In 2003, Education Management Corporation (EDMC) acquired eighteen schools from AEC, including the original Brown Mackie College. The following year, EDMC rebranded all of the AEC schools under the Brown Mackie name.[9][10] Throughout the mid-to-late 2000s EDMC expanded the Brown Mackie system through the construction of new Brown Mackie colleges.[4]

Beginning in the spring of 2012, Brown Mackie began a pilot program to test the use of iPads and e-textbooks in place of traditional textbooks. Later the program was expanded to all 28 schools in the Brown Mackie system. In preparation for the transition, Brown Mackie partnered with Apple Inc. to train faculty members help students with the iPads. As of February 2013, 13,000 Brown Mackie students were participating in the program.[11][12]

Schools and programs[edit]

Brown Mackie colleges offer degrees at the bachelor's and associate level as well as academic certificates.[12] Areas of study at Brown Mackie schools include early childhood education, information technology, health sciences and legal studies.[9][13]

As of May 2013, there were 28 Brown Mackie College campuses with a total enrollment of 17,000 students.[12][2]

Campuses[edit]

  • Akron, Ohio - founded in 1980 as Southern Ohio College[14]
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico - founded in 2010[15][16]
  • Atlanta, Georgia - founded in 2003 as Asher School of Business[17]
  • Birmingham, Alabama - founded in 2010[18]
  • Boise, Idaho - founded in 2008[19]
  • Cincinnati, Ohio - founded in 1927 as Southern Ohio Business College, later known as Southern Ohio College[20][21]
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas - founded in 2012[22]
  • Findlay, Ohio - founded in 1926[23]
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana - founded in 1882 as Fort Wayne Commercial College, later known as Michiana College[24]
  • Greenville, South Carolina - founded in 2009[25]
  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky - founded in 1995 as RETS Medical & Business Institute[26]
  • Indianapolis, Indiana - founded in 2008[27]
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Merrillville, Indiana - founded in 1984 as Commonwealth Business College[28]
  • Miami, Florida - founded in 2005[29]
  • Michigan City, Indiana - founded in 1890 as La Porte Business College, later known as Reese School of Business and Commonwealth Business College[30]
  • North Canton, Ohio - founded in 1984 as the National Electronics Institute[31]
  • Northern Kentucky - founded in 1981 as Southern Ohio College[32]
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -
  • Phoenix, Arizona - founded in 2009[33]
  • Quad Cities, Iowa - founded in 1985 as Commonwealth Business College[34]
  • Salina, Kansas - founded in 1892 as Kansas Wesleyan School of Business, later known as Brown Mackie School of Business[35]
  • San Antonio, Texas - founded in 2010[36]
  • South Bend, Indiana - founded in 1882 as South Bend Commercial College, later known as Michiana College[37]
  • St. Louis, Missouri - founded in 2009[38]
  • Tucson, Arizona - founded in 1972 as Chaparral College[39][40]
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma - founded in 2008[41]

Athletics[edit]

The official mascot for the Brown Mackie College-Salina teams is the Lions.[42] The Lions participate in 3 sports: Baseball, Basketball, and Softball.[42] The Lions are apart of the NAIA and are an affiliate member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.[43]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Officers - Guy P. Bell". edmc.edu. Education Management Corporation. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Ann Belser (2 May 2013). "EDMC Reports Third-Quarter Loss". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Robert A. Cronkleton (17 April 1996). "College plans move to Olathe?". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Margaret Fosmoe (9 November 2004). "Michiana College takes a new name". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brown Mackie College making Phoenix debut". Phoenix Business Journal. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "About Brown Mackie College". brownmackie.edu. Brown Mackie College. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Career college officially announces Boise branch". Idaho Business Review. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Brown Mackie College to Grant Associate Degree". The Courtland Journal. 8 May 1986. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "State unemployment drops as new jobs are created". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "PNC Financial still on top". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Toni Fuhrman (14 February 2013). "Making the iPad the Center of the Academic Experience". Campus Technology. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c James Aldridge (26 April 2012). "Brown Mackie eliminating printed textbooks in favor of iPad". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Areas of Study". brownmackie.edu. Brown Mackie College. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Brown Mackie College-Akron - Peterson's
  15. ^ Brown Mackie readies its campus
  16. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ALBUQUERQUE
  17. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ATLANTA
  18. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — BIRMINGHAM
  19. ^ Education Management LLC Announces The Opening Of Brown Mackie College - Boise
  20. ^ Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati - Peterson's
  21. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – CINCINNATI
  22. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – DALLAS/FT. WORTH
  23. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — FINDLAY
  24. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — FORT WAYNE
  25. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — GREENVILLE
  26. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – HOPKINSVILLE
  27. ^ Education Management LLC Announces the Opening of Brown Mackie College – Indianapolis
  28. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MERRILLVILLE
  29. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MIAMI
  30. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — MICHIGAN CITY
  31. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — NORTH CANTON
  32. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — NORTHERN KENTUCKY
  33. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – PHOENIX
  34. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — QUAD CITIES
  35. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — SALINA
  36. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – SAN ANTONIO
  37. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE — SOUTH BEND
  38. ^ ABOUT BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE — ST. LOUIS
  39. ^ 22-year-old Chaparral school is reclassified a junior college
  40. ^ Education Management LLC Announces Renaming of Chaparral College as Brown Mackie College - Tucson
  41. ^ Education Management LLC Announces the Opening of Brown Mackie College – Tulsa
  42. ^ a b Salina Athletics
  43. ^ KJCCC Members

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