Star Career Academy, based in Cherry Hill, N.J., "regretfully informed" students, faculty and administrators on November 15, 2016 that the company was ceasing operations effective immediately. Star's offerings also included Culinary Academy of Long Island and ServFast Computers. The company had campuses in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
CBSPhilly reported, "Students received the notice through an automated text message and now must figure out what to do about the time spent, the money gone and the credits which may not be transferable. 'I had 10 days left to complete the program all together,' one student said."
In a statement, the school said, "Star Career Academy’s closing is the result of the negative financial impact of a continued declining student population while operating in the challenging for-profit post-secondary school industry. Star Career Academy has done everything in its power to prevent closure after operating for 37 years and providing a supportive educational environment for thousands of students.