Duluth Business University Announces Plans To Close
Duluth Business University will be closing its doors after 126 years due to drop in enrollment and uncertainty about the future of the post-secondary college.
DBU opened up in 1891 and used to be located Downtown until the school relocated to West Duluth in 2004. The school's mission was to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to meet the entry-level employment requirements of business, industry, and government.
In December of 2016, The U.S. Department of Education said it was terminating recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This decision gave schools an 18-month time period for institutions accredited by ACICS to find another accreditor in order to continue participating in federal student aid programs.
According to Fox 21, DBU tried to get accepted with a new accreditor, but was turned down. The school is not accepting any new students and staff will work with current students to complete their degrees by June of 2018 when the school is set to close. The building is also up for sale on 4724 Mike Colalillo Drive.