Education Corporation of America

Birmingham, Alabama

Education Corporation of America (ECA) was an operator of post-secondary schools.

  • Education Corporation of America was formed in April 1999 with Kenneth C. Horne, James Hutton and Jim Tolbert in the acquisition of Virginia College, a leading private, accredited for-profit post-secondary educational institution
  • Post-secondary education was offered in the areas of: information technology, medical career, CAD/CAM, culinary and automotive, in the form of associates, bachelor’s and master's degrees
  • Campuses included:
    • Virginia College of Austin
    • Virginia College of Birmingham
    • Virginia College of Huntsville
    • Virginia College of Jackson
    • Culinard Culinary Academy
    • Medical Career Center at Mobile
    • Medical Career Center at Pensacola
    • VC Tech
  • Prospect Partners completed a recapitalization of ECA with a Chicago-based private equity investment firm in December 2004; with management, Prospect Partners retained a minority stake in the company
  • Mr. Kenter served the Company as Director.
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