September 14, 2001
A Small, For-Profit College Unnerves Pittsburgh Academics
They didn't fight the U. of Phoenix, but they are lining up against a tiny institution
What is it about scrappy Potomac College that so unnerves colleges here? With a mere 450 students attending evening and weekend classes at two locations, in and near Washington, the for-profit institution hardly seems a threat.
In the summer of 1998, Potomac proposed a modest expansion into Pittsburgh, sharing a space with another college and offering classes in management and information