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Harrington College of Design in Chicago, a school owned by for-profit Career Education Corporation, is winding down operations with plans to enroll no new students and to transition its current students to Columbia College, Crain's Chicago Business reports
Harrington, which currently has about 250 undergraduates and about 100 master's and associate's degree program students in a variety of design fields, has experienced steep drops in enrollment and increasing financial deficits in recents years, according to the report.
Harrington announced that its students will matriculate into Columbia College starting in Fall 2015 with credits transferring and Harrington's lower tuition costs being honored.  The transition plan is subject to approval of the Higher Learning Commission, which may occur in June 2015.