Brookline College

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Brookline College
Type Private
Established 1972 (1972)
Academic staff
43 [1]
Students 1468 [1]
Location Phoenix , Arizona , United States
Colors Blue and Red          

Brookline College is a private college in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. It offers associate and bachelor's degrees in business, healthcare and law-related areas of study. [1] It also offers master's degrees in nursing.

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The school was founded as the non-profit Arizona Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) in 1979. Accredited in 1982, it became a Junior College in 1991 and a Senior College in 2001. It was renamed the International Institute of Americas (IIA) in 2002. In 2007, it was purchased by the Hamilton White Group and given its current title in 2009. [2] [3]


The college is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. [1] [4]

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It is also accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. [3]

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