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Inside Higher Ed reports that the remnants of Corinthian Colleges purchased last year by Zenith Education Group have shrunken further due to additional consolidation.

According to the news organization, Zenith is consolidating eight of the campuses of the Everest and WyoTech campuses that it purchased last year from Corinthian Colleges and is gradually closing two campuses in Florida. 

More than Z00 Zenith employees are losing their jobs and more than 100 positions at Everest Online and student financial support are being eliminated, according to Inside Higher Ed.

After this round of consolidation, Zenith will have 24 Everest campuses and three WyoTech campuses, the news organization reported.

Earlier in March, the Associated Press reported that many problems at Everest and WyoTech were persisting for students after Zenith's purchase in 2015 of parts of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges chain. Zenith disputes the A.P. story.

 
 
According to a recent Huffington Post report,  Zenith -- the new ECMC company that acquired more than 50 campuses from the now-collapsed Corinthian Colleges -- is seeking through enrollment agreements to have its newly acquired students give up the right to bring claims against them in court. 
The Huff Post report states that  Zenith's new student enrollment agreement forces students to give up their right to a trial by jury and their right to file a class action lawsuit -- or even pursue claims with even one additional student.  
In a blistering speech about for-profit colleges at the United States Senate, Sen. Richard Durbin (D - IL.) sharply criticized Zenith's efforts, which he asserts have broken promises made about how the new company would run the schools that it was taking over from Corinthian.

 
 
Inside Higher Ed chronicles several of the final chapters in the demise of Corinthian Colleges, the once-dominant for-profit school giant that has collapsed under intense federal scrutiny.

In June 2014, Corinthian announced its forthcoming closure after U.S. Department of Education officials froze access to federal financial aid for three weeks at a time when the company was facing multiple challenges, including a lawsuit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

As part of the unwinding of Corinthian negotiated with federal regulators, a group of more than 50 Everest College and Wyotech campuses were acquired by Zenith Education Group, a newly created nonprofit provider of career school training.   The change in ownership affects approximately 30,000 students currently enrolled in these school previously owned by Corinthian entities.