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University of Phoenix Founder Dies

University of Phoenix Founder Dies

(KFYI News) -- The founder of the University of Phoenix has died. The Apollo Education Group says John Sperling passed away Friday night at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 93.

The cause of Sperling's death hasn't been released.

Sperling opened the University of Phoenix in 1978. He was a driving force in making for-profit higher education accessible to adult students.

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