SANTA ANA — A private nursing school shut down Friday, closing the doors on nearly 600 students who attended classes at campuses in Santa Ana and Chula Vista.
Pacific Coast College officials disclosed little information about the closing, referring all questions to the school's corporate parent in Los Angeles, United Education and Software.
Officials there could not be reached for comment, but top executives had complained to school administrators that Pacific Coast was losing money at the rate of about $75,000 a week.
Pacific Coast College students may be able to seek some sort of relief for their lost classes from the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund. But it was not clear yesterday whether they will be able to transfer their credits to other private schools or community colleges with similar courses.