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Sanford Brown College

Phone: (480) 444-1112 Fax: (480) 444-1200 View Additional Phone Numbers 9630 N. 25th Avenue #100, Phoenix, AZ 85021 View Additional Web Addresses


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This company offers career programs in the health care industry.

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Factors that raised the rating for Sanford Brown College include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Sanford Brown College
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 05, 2010 Business started: 01/01/1994 in IL Business started locally: 08/05/2009 Business incorporated: 01/01/1994 in IL

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

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Arizona Commission for Post Secondary Education
2020 N Central Ave, #650, Phoenix AZ 85004-4503
Phone Number: 602.258.2435
Fax Number: 602.258.2483

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. George Fitzpatrick, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. George Fitzpatrick, President
Business Category

Schools - Academic - Colleges & Universities Schools - Business & Vocational Schools - Private

Alternate Business Names
Career Education Corporation

Additional Locations


    9630 N. 25th Avenue #100

    Phoenix, AZ 85021 (480) 444-1112 (877) 809-2444

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Complaint Detail(s)

12/12/2012 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: My wife owes over $25,000 in student loans due to attending the Ultrasound course at Sanford Brown Collage. She was told they would place her in an externship as part of her education.(LIE) they did not they also promised her a good job after graduation and that they are highly respected. this too is a lie every health care facility she goes to for a job says that They don't recognize Sanford Brown grads as employable! They also told her that all her credits and any degrees she got would transfer to any other collage. Again another lie! a Sanford Brown degree is worthless and not honored anywhere. I am also filing a complaint with the department of justice if you do a search on line for Sanford Brown you will find thousands of complaints ageist them. I want a refund of my money and would also like to see them shut down.

Desired Settlement: I want them to pay off the loans they are responsible because of their fruad

Business Response: We are reviewing our records regarding this complaint and we are attempting to work with the student to try to bring this to a mutually agreed upon resolution.  We respectfully request additional time to complete this process and would like to provide our response no later than Monday, December 17, 2012. 
Thank you. 
George e. Fitzpatrick


Sanford-Brown Phoenix

9630 Nth 25th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85201


Consumer Response:

[A default letter is provided here which indicates your acceptance of the business's response.  If you wish, you may update it before sending it.]

Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution would be satisfactory to me.  I will wait until for the business to perform this action and, if it does, will consider this complaint resolved.


***** ******

 While I like the response, it is somewhat deceptive, the school is not working with us in any way.  When this issue was repeatedly brought to their attention they basically ignored us with a" tough luck" attitude. I want to see some real action from them not just talk,  and back peddling. The dept. of Justice is cracking down on these Schools I have been in contact with them and I have the regulatory guidelines in hand. The federal guidelines they have violated are numerous. I can not stress enough that my resolve in this matter is set in stone, the worst mistake Sanford Brown could make would be to ignore this complaint. My next step will be to file a complaint at the federal level with the Dept. of Justice. Sanford Brown should consider well their title IV funding. I would also urge them not to make the mistake of underestimating who they are dealing with  
Best Regards 
***** ******

BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.