Formerly known as Apollo College, the Carrington College is a private for-profit institution of higher education with multiple campuses in the United States, mostly in the western states. It also has an extensive online campus. Carrington College also has a co-operating division, Carrington College California, and both divisions are owned and operated by Carrington Colleges Group, Inc, under DeVry Inc.
Carrington College was established in Phoenix, Arizona in 1976 as Apollo College. Over time, the college grew to ten campuses in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington. The name change from Apollo College to Carrington College occurred in 2010.
Carrington College has accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Currently, the college's campuses are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas, Nevada; Mesa, Arizona; Mesquite, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Reno, Nevada; Spokane, Washington; and Tucson, Arizona.
Health care professions and careers are the focus of training programs and degree offerings at Carrington College. Programs offered include Massage Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Radiography, Nursing Bridge Program, Pharmacy Technology, Physical Therapy Technology, Registered Nursing, Respiratory Care, Vocational Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Health Care Administration, Medical Office Management, Veterinary Technology, and many more.
A student assistance program known as ASPIRE is provided by Carrington College. This program aims to help students with any personal or school-related concerns and issues. The service is free and confidential; students just need to call the toll-free number to get in touch with an ASPIRE professional and get a solution for their needs. Services include counseling regarding personal health and well-being, academic concerns and performance issues, stress management, financial issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and other concerns.
The Career Services Department of Carrington College exists to help students with employment and career-related needs. Career Services helps teach effective job search strategies, interview techniques, and preparing eye-catching resumes and cover letters.
Campuses of Carrington College have library facilities with comprehensive references and resources for the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Online resources for information and research are also provided 24/7. Professional librarians are available to assist users with questions and concerns, and they can be reached in person or online. In particular, students can access the EBSCOhost Databases any time of the day, with thousands of resources, full text aticles, and references. Specifically for those in the nursing and health professions, access to Evolve Elsevier Resources electronic learning system is also provided.
The Student Finance department at Carrington College aims to find the most cost-efficient educational solutions for students, and they provide various information and resources regarding financial aid support options available. Financial assistance programs that Carrington College students may be eligible for include Federal Student Aid Programs (application via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA); Federal Pell Grant Program; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG); state-funded programs, grants, and scholarships; or the Federal Work Study program. Each student has varying financial needs, so it is recommended that a meeting with the Student Finance Department be set up as soon as possible to determine the best program suited.