Illinois-based culinary school that trained Julia Child to close US campuses

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – A French culinary school best known as the alma mater of famed chef Julia Child is closing its 16 U.S. campuses.

Career Education Corp. cites new federal regulations cracking down on for-profit career colleges for its decision to stop enrolling new students after January and to close its campuses by September 2017.

The company says that negotiations with a potential buyer fell through.

The Schaumburg, Illinois-based company operates cooking schools in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Las Vegas; Miami; suburban Minneapolis; Orlando, Florida; Portland, Oregon; Pasadena, Sacramento, and San Francisco, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; Seattle and suburban St. Louis.