Two Universal Technical Institute Campuses Recognized as 2017 Schools of Excellence

Dallas/Fort Worth and Exton, Pennsylvania campuses named for their commitment to educational quality, student success

PR Newswire 18-Jul-2017 9:15 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) campuses in Dallas/Fort Worth and Exton, Pa. have been recognized as 2017 Schools of Excellence, the highest institutional achievement award given by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

The two campuses are among only 15 ACCSC-accredited schools to be recognized with ACCSC's most prestigious institutional award. ACCSC accredits 650 institutions across the nation.

"We're proud of our strong student outcomes, the quality of our programs and our team's unwavering commitment to exceptional education and to preparing our students for success," said Kim McWaters, Chairman and CEO of Universal Technical Institute. "It's an honor to have that work recognized, and even more rewarding to watch students graduate from UTI and go on to build fulfilling careers."

As noted by ACCSC's Associate Executive Director, Christopher Lambert, "In selecting UTI-Dallas and UTI-Exton as winners of the 2017 School of Excellence Award, the Accrediting Commission took note of the schools' consistent commitment to the expectations and rigors of the ACCSC accreditation process as well as a commitment to delivering high quality educational programs and services to students and graduates."

UTI-Dallas and UTI-Exton join six other UTI campuses recognized as Schools of Excellence by ACCSC since 2014, and will be formally recognized by ACCSC at the 2017 Professional Development Conference, September 25 - 27, 2017, in Reston, Virginia.

About ACCSC:

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the designated institutional accrediting body for over 650 post-secondary, trade and technical schools that provide education to over 150,000 students in a wide variety of vocational programs each year. 2017 marks 50 years of continuous recognition for ACCSC, including earning, in 2011 & 2016, consecutive five-year recognition grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Today, ACCSC remains committed to helping enhance the student educational experience through quality assurance, supporting workforce development, and bridging the growing skills gap in the United States. More information on ACCSC is available online at www.accsc.org.

Learn more about the 2017 Schools of Excellence byclicking here.

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE:UTI) is the leading provider of postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 200,000 graduates in its 52-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs at 12 campus locations across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).

For more information, visit www.uti.edu. Like UTI on www.facebook.com/UTI or follow UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

Media Contact: Jody Kent (623) 445-0872jkent@uti.edu

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