Meritus U to close

January 25, 2011

Meritus University, a Fredericton-based online institution owned and operated by Apollo Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, announced Monday it is no longer accepting new students, will discontinue offering new courses for current students, and the last day of classes will be March 14. In a statement, the university says "there is a high risk that enrolment will continue to be insufficient to sustain the required quality academic and student service infrastructure we and our students demand." Meritus U will help current students to continue their programs online at uPhoenix or at another institution. Meritus U is the second Canadian online university to close in recent months. Lansbridge University, also based in New Brunswick, had its accreditation revoked by the provincial government last summer. Meritus U News | Financial Post