March 3, 2011 — Cleveland Chiropractic College (CCC) system president, Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, announced today the decision of the board of trustees to cease operations at Cleveland Chiropractic College-Los Angeles in 2011. Cleveland-LA will no longer accept new undergraduate or DC students, closing the Los Angeles campus at the end of summer trimester in August 2011.
The most important and immediate consideration is accommodating current Cleveland-LA students. College leadership has initiated discussions with Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) located 24 miles from the Cleveland-LA campus. SCUHS is agreeable to accommodating all Cleveland-LA students in good standing.
Cleveland and SCUHS have reached an agreement in principle to accomplish this without impacting the students’ anticipated graduation dates, tuition or fees, provided they remain in good standing once enrolled at SCUHS. This is in the spirit of, and in compliance with, accreditation policies.
The decision to close Cleveland Chiropractic College-Los Angeles has been difficult; however, challenging economic conditions and a continuing downward enrollment trend impacting the California chiropractic colleges dictates that this consolidation is necessary. This change does not affect Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City, a separate entity that has maintained an affiliation with Cleveland-LA since 1951.
Cleveland-LA has a long, spirited history and has graduated thousands of well-trained, successful chiropractors that have gone on to provide care to countless patients. Throughout the years, the faculty and staff have made an invaluable contribution to society, the profession, the community, families and individuals.
Every effort will be made to support faculty and staff members’ successful transition into new roles at other institutions or businesses. We are forever grateful for our employees’ dedicated service to the mission of this institution. We extend our sincerest best wishes for the future to all who work and study here.
Source: Cleveland Chiropractic College, www.cleveland.edu