Parks College is now Everest College
Parks College is now Everest College with locations in Aurora and Thornton, Colorado. Everest can provide you with the training and skills to help you jump-start your life, featuring flexible class schedules, hand-on experience, skilled professional instructors and much more.
History of Parks College
The Parks College campuses at Aurora and Thornton were founded by W. T. Parks in 1895 under the name Modern Business School and were located in downtown Denver at 14th and Curtis Street. In July 1923, the school was relocated to 1450 Logan Street and was renamed Parks School of Business Administration. The school was the only private business school in Denver to be accredited according to college and university standards as an accredited member of the American Association of Commercial Colleges.
Even during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Parks remained a thriving institution, continuing to train students for business education. In response to a growing student body, the school moved to 1968 Pennsylvania Street, and in the late 1970s, to a suburban location on North Broadway. In 1987, the college relocated to its present site at 9065 Grant Street, Thornton, in northern metropolitan Denver, to better serve students in the area. In 1989, Parks Junior College opened a second branch campus in Aurora, southeast of Denver.
In August of 1995, Parks Junior College changed its name to Parks College as approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools. On October 17, 1996, Parks College was acquired by Rhodes Colleges, Inc. In June of 2006, the school changed its name to Everest College.
Former Parks College campuses
Everest College Aurora
14280 E. Jewell Ave., Ste. 100
Aurora, CO 80012
Everest College Thornton
9065 Grant St.
Thornton, CO 80229
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The Everest family of schools has campuses across the United States including: Everest Colleges, Everest Universities, and Everest Institutes. You can bet you’ll find the quality education you need to pursue a career in the fields of Health Care, Business, and Criminal Justice programs to name a few. And the best part is—we specialize in diploma programs that can be completed in less than one year. Programs, program lengths and program schedules vary by campus. Campuses vary by state.
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Parks College Alumni
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