Our Heritage and History

Changing Lives for Over 40 Years

At Brookline College, we are proud of our heritage and history. For more than 40 years, we have not only been meeting the educational needs of our students, but we’ve been helping to change their lives. And we’re committed to continuing that tradition.

This commitment includes offering programs in vital career fields; providing the flexibility to meet today’s busy lifestyles; maintaining an experienced faculty devoted to providing more than just a quality education; and cultivating qualified staff that is dedicated to providing service and support from start to finish.

At Brookline College, our legacy continues…and your success starts here!

In the Beginning

Brookline College was originally incorporated and licensed in Arizona on October 18, 1979 as Arizona Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT), a non-profit business and technical school. The institution was accredited in 1982 by the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools (now the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, ACICS). In 1999, ACICS awarded AIBT Junior College status and granted approval for the institution to offer the Associate degrees at all campus locations.

In 2001, AIBT was awarded Senior College status by ACICS and received approval to offer Bachelor of Arts degrees via online delivery. In 2002, Arizona Institute of Business and Technology became International Institute of Americas (IIA) and opened a campus in New Mexico.

In July 2007, the Hamilton White Group IIA, LLC (now Brookline College, LLC) purchased the assets of IIA, and changed the school’s name to IIA College in March 2008. In June 2009, the institution was renamed Brookline College.

In June 2010, Brookline College received approval to offer baccalaureate degrees via residential and online delivery. In June 2011, Brookline College received approval to offer master degrees via residential and online delivery.

In February 2018, Brookline College received a grant of accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) to award certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees.


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