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Altierus Career Colleges

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Altierus Career Colleges belong to a system of colleges that can be found across the United States. As of March 2015, Altierus Career Colleges has more than 35 locations. Formerly known as Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities, Altierus is owned and operated by the Zenith Education Group, the largest nonprofit career college system in the U.S. with about 70 different campus locations. Through Altierus Career Colleges, students may earn career certificates, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Points of Distinction

  • Practical hands-on approach to education
  • Offers short-term career training that can be completed in 9 months
  • Small work teams
  • Flexible class scheduling, including nights and weekends
  • Active career services assistance
  • Online courses and degrees available


Faculty at Altierus Career Colleges consists of people who have direct experience in the field. Their real-world expertise allows them to tailor their course material so that it applies to real-life job situations. Students are trained to be competent in the areas that employers are seeking. Altierus also provides learning centers for students who may need additional help from their instructors in order to keep pace with the rest of the class.

Student Life

Students do not live on campus at the school. The campus locations consist of classrooms and labs, and students commute to the school to take the classes. Many of the locations are near public transportation routes. Altierus maintains a list of nearby daycare facilities so that parents do not have to worry about their children during class time. Class scheduling is flexible, with some courses available on nights and weekends. Altierus also has an active career planning and placement services department which is available to all students. Of course, online students may take the classes at their own convenience.


  1. "Introducing Altierus," Zenith Education Group, August 18, 2017, http://www.zenith.org/zenith_blog/introducing-altierus/
  2. "Welcome to Altierus [Previously Everest]," Welcome to Altierus, August 18, 2017,https://www.altierus.org/?notice=ev&dmredirect=IFEMS001&404=1
  3. Campus Locations, Everest Colleges, Institutes, and Universities, http://www.everest.edu/locations
  4. Everest College Campus Locations, Everest College
  5. Our Schools, Zenith Education Group, http://www.zenith.org/schools/
  6. 10 Reasons Why, Everest Colleges, Institutes, and Universities, http://www.everest.edu/why/10_reasons_why
  7. Career Planning and Placement Services, Everest Colleges, Institutes, and Universities, http://www.everest.edu/why/campus_life/career_planning
  8. Student Life, Everest Colleges, Institutes, and Universities, http://www.everest.edu/why/campus_life/student_life
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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