Virginia College in Jacksonville to close its doors for good.

Virginia College in Jacksonville to close its doors for good.

August 15, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


[Music] live from the local station news for Jax starts now an unhappy surprise for students at this school Virginia College they got word today the college is shutting its doors some students tell news for Jax their last day of class will be this Friday the school lost its accreditation back in May and has been appealing that decision ever since there’s one local campus at the corner of Beach Boulevard and University Boulevard other locations across the country are also closing news for Jax reporter Allison Henning is joining us live from the school where she’s been talking with students Allison Tom they’re saying this has to come to a surprise has been a surprise to them and their teachers they all got the news this morning I have watched students coming in and out of these doors throughout this afternoon getting their transcripts figuring out their finances and trying to figure out how they are going to finish their programs students at Virginia College are leaving their campus frustrated today after getting word their school is shutting down for good one student sent news for Jax these pictures showing empty rooms and the front desk unattended Hannah Garcia says she started her school day as usual today and when she got back from a coffee break Jaso was parked out front and there was a ruckus going on inside everybody’s crying cursing and one of our classmates are like did you not hear and we were like hear what and they said that this Friday for medical assistance that there’s no more school for us that they’re closing down due to financial problems with only one class left to go Garcia says the news came as a shock she was set to start job hunting in just a few months what was your reaction when you first found out I cried I did I was very upset and I didn’t I didn’t know how to feel I got so sick to my stomach she’s not the only one several students we spoke with are asking why wait confuse about why all of a sudden do it the Christmas holiday why couldn’t they wait for next year’s let the students please the remaining part of their program the college offers programs in fields including business administration cosmic ecology culinary arts health and medical and IT I have reached out to the college’s corporate offices multiple times today asking for comment on the school’s closure so far I haven’t heard back reporting live tonight Allison Henning channel 4 the local station