Thursday, June 9, 2016
Around 10 years ago when I worked in Chandler Arizona, I had to drive by these two buildings every day to and from work. If it was dark when I was driving home, these buildings would be completely lit up inside and I always wondered why so many offices would be busy until so late in the evening. This is the headquarters for the University of Phoenix a for-profit education group owned by the Apollo Education Group. I'm sure most of you have heard of this school. They have 91 campuses world wide although that number is declining as they close some of them because of falling enrollments. Enrollment hit a high of 600,000 students in 2010 but, is down to 162,000 in 2016. These two buildings are listed as the corporate headquarters. There are a few other large buildings scattered around the valley that are called "campuses" however, most of the schools classes are taught on-line.