Austin Community College steps in to help students from shuttered Virginia College

Education Corporation of America, which owns Virginia College, renovated the former Chaparral Ice Center at 14200 N. I-35 near Wells Branch Parkway.

Education Corporation of America, which owns Virginia College, renovated the former Chaparral Ice Center at 14200 N. I-35 near Wells Branch Parkway.

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Virginia College closed its campuses nationwide in early December, including the Austin campus located at 14200 N. I-35, Austin.

The Austin campus had also announced in September it would no longer accept new students. It had relocated in 2015 to the North Austin location after renovating the former Chaparral Ice Center.

In response Austin Community College announced Dec. 6 it would help Virginia College students stay on track for graduation because many of its degrees and certificates align with Virginia College. Students can learn more at www.austincc.edu/virginiacollege.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.