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Harrison College was a private for-profit college based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with 11 campuses in Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina.[1] The college was founded as Indiana Business College in 1902 in Marion, Indiana. Harrison graduated more than 80,000 students, with associate degrees, bachelor's degrees and certificates in more than 30 programs across six schools of study: business, nursing, health sciences, information technology, veterinary technology and culinary arts at The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College. Harrison was accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)[2] and its baccalaureate nursing degree programs were accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.[3] On September 14th, 2018, an open letter was published to Harrison College's website explaining that all campuses would close permanently on September 16, 2018, except for The Chef's Academy, which would stay open until the term ended October 14, 2018.[4]

Harrison College
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MottoExperience the Harrison Difference
Active1902 (1902)–2018 (2018)
PresidentCraig F. Pfannenstiehl
Students3,000 +
Multiple locations
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Campus11 campus locations


  1. ^ "History | Harrison College". Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  2. ^ Tate, Florence (2017-09-17). "Final Commission Actions" (PDF). Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
  3. ^ "The Database of Postsecondary Accredited Institutions and Programs: Harrison College - Indianapolis". Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  4. ^ "Harrison College". Retrieved September 14, 2018.

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