Vatterott College Closing

Back in December, Vatterott College announced that it would be closing all its locations. If you are left in the dark, we are here to help!

Why did Vatterott Career College Close?

This is simple really, a lack of money. Back in January of 2018, Vatterott College was purchased by Education Corporation of America (ECA). This was a poor plan as ECA was already struggling to stay above the water and their purchase of another struggling organization did not help. Vatterott had expanded quicker than it could handle which put them in this sticky situation. In the end, all of the Vatterott College locations closed in December leaving thousands of students in the dark. Some students had just a few weeks left in their degrees but there was nothing Vatterott could do as they were already put on probation. So, if you are in this position, what do you do? Well, we are here to help!

Find a Nearby Trade School

In order to finish your degree, you should look at neighboring schools that offer automotive degrees. Fortunately, we have looked at all of the Vatterott College locations and picked a few schools offering automotive degrees that were nearby (within a 1 hour drive). We strongly recommend you reach out to these schools to complete your degree as soon as possible. So far, many of these schools have been very understanding and transferring many of the credits over. Unfortunately, you will most likely need to retake some of your classes but that is better than redoing your entire degree! Below is a list of Vatterott Career College Locations and their neighboring automotive trade schools.

Vatterott College Location Substitutes

Joplin, MO Campus

Crowder College

601 Laclede Neosho, MO 64850

 

Kansas State University

1701 S Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762

St. Louis, MO Campus

Ranken Technical College

Wentzville and St. Louis

Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive Hillsboro, MO 63050

Kansas City, MO Campus

Metropolitan Community College

500 SW Longview Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64081-2105

University of Central Missouri

108 W. South St. Warrensburg, MO 64093

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd Overland Park, KS 66210

Kansas City Kansas Community College

7250 State Ave Kansas City, KS 66112

St. Charles, MO Campus

Ranken Technical College

Wentzville and St. Louis

Sunset Hills, MO Campus

Ranken Technical College

Wentzville and St. Louis

Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive Hillsboro, MO 63050

Springfield, MO Campus

Crowder College

601 Laclede Neosho, MO 64850

 

Ozarks Technical Community College

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway Springfield, MO 65802

Memphis, TN Campus

Southwest Tennessee Community College

737 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103

Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Memphis

550 Alabama Ave. Memphis, TN 38105

Tulsa, OK Campus

Oklahoma Technical College

4444 South Sheridan Tulsa, OK 74145

Central Technology Center

3 CT Circle Drumright, OK 74030

Tri County Technology Center

6101 Nowata Rd Bartlesville, OK 74006

Fairview Heights, IL Campus

Ranken Technical College

Wentzville and St. Louis

Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive Hillsboro, MO 63050

Need Help? Look No Further.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, we are here to help! Whether you are looking for the perfect school or needing assistance finding the right scholarship, we can help. The best advice we can give to anyone is to just do your research. This transition from schools can be tough and transferring to a low-quality school will make it even worse. That is why you need to explore every single opportunity available to ensure you go to a school that will equip you with the best skills to become an auto mechanic. Follow the links below to find what’s best!

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