Heritage College closes

Heritage College, a for-profit college with a location at 2800 S. Rock Road, has closed, according to the Kansas Board of Regents.

The school had 600 students at its Wichita location as of the 2014-15 school year, according to the regents.

The school also had a location in Kansas City.

This is at least the sixth for-profit college that has shut down, or shut down locations, this year. The list also includes ITT Tech, Wright Career College, Brown-Mackie, Regency Beauty School and Marinello School of Beauty.

The U.S. Department of Education has gotten tougher in evaluating the financial strength of these colleges, and if they don’t pass, the government will rescind approval for federal loans.

Dan Voorhis: 316-268-6577, @danvoorhis