Regulators revoke accreditation for ATI schools in other states

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by BYRON HARRIS

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Posted on June 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 20 at 6:35 PM

DALLAS - Three years after News 8 began investigating for-profit school ATI, regulators are taking further action against the company.

The Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is revoking the accreditation for ATI schools in Florida and its trade school in New Mexico, and placing other schools in Florida and Arizona on probation.

At issue is ATI's financial soundness and how many students got jobs.

ATI said a certain number of students at their Florida and New Mexico campuses were employed after graduation. The accreditors said after giving ATI 20 months to prove its claims, the school has not produced. They also said standards of accuracy, truth and completeness were not met.

Last summer, Texas placed 16 ATI schools under probation. ATI appealed the Texas action, and says it will appeal its denial of accreditation in Florida.

Earlier this year, ATI's CEO resigned.

E-mail bharris@wfaa.com

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