Carrington College® Portland Campus Expands with Six Additional Health Care Programs

Students from recently closed Anthem College are able to transfer to Carrington’s Portland campus

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Carrington College, a part of DeVry Education Group, began accepting new students at its Portland, Oregon, campus, in its dental assisting, massage therapy, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, pharmacy technology and veterinary assisting certificate programs.

Recently, Carrington re-evaluated its operations in Portland to find an increased demand for its programs. As part of its program expansion, Carrington is working with the recently closed Anthem College to accept transfer students in several health care programs. Carrington has established an agreement with Anthem Education in other markets and will extend transfer opportunities to students in Portland and Beaverton.

“At Carrington College, we understand how difficult the decision to go to school can be, which is why we entered into an agreement with Anthem Education to accept eligible transfer students from their closed campuses,” said Jeff Akens, president of Carrington College. “To those students impacted, we want them to know that they don’t have to give up on their dreams; there are options out there.”

Carrington is committed to honoring the Anthem students’ tuition as outlined in their original enrollment agreement for certificate and degree programs. Transferred students will not be charged for additional classes that are required under Carrington’s curriculum, except in those instances where a student needs to repeat a course. Anthem students that are qualified to transfer must have completed their first term of Anthem courses and meet Carrington’s academic requirements.

“We’ve always seen great potential and tremendous opportunity in Portland and are looking forward to continuing to serve this community,” said Akens. “As the starting point for health care careers, Carrington is committed to providing quality education for health care professionals in Portland for years to come.”

Carrington College has also agreed to assist student transfers from certain Anthem Education certificate and associate degree programs in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona; Sacramento and Citrus Heights, California; and Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. It is expected that several hundred students will be eligible for transfer from Anthem College campuses.

Anthem College students enrolled in dental assisting, massage therapy, medical assisting, medical billing and coding and pharmacy technology programs should call Carrington College at 888-720-5014 to discuss the transfer process.

About Carrington College

Carrington College offers a diverse range of programs that lead to a Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Science degree. As the starting point for healthcare careers, the college offers programs that prepare students for careers in the medical, dental and veterinary fields. More than 90,000 certificates and degrees have been earned by career-ready professionals at Carrington College to date. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

Additionally, many of the programs at the college are accredited by specialized accrediting bodies, which focus on specific occupational fields. Programmatic accreditation varies by campus; please check the website or catalog for accreditation information. The college provides employment-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training.

Carrington College is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. For more information about Carrington College visit


Carrington College
Veronica Biczo, 602-845-2527

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Carrington College Portland Campus expands with six additional health care programs.


Carrington College
Veronica Biczo, 602-845-2527