University of Phoenix coming to Paso and Santa Maria

The University of Phoenix will start holding classes in Paso Robles and Santa Maria.

The school is currently looking for a site in which to hold classes, but in the meantime, an enrollment counselor has been stationed at the Granary.

According to its Web site, the school is the nation's largest private, accredited university. Founded in 1976, the university serves approximately 300,000 students at more than 250 campuses and learning centers across the country. Its programs are aimed at working adults.

Locally, the University of Phoenix will hold night classes for a bachelor’s degree in business, with potential to expand the program.

Classes are expected to begin in June.

For more information, call Linda Black at 239-7967.

— P. Kim Bui