SPOKANE, Wash. — ITT Technical Institutes in Spokane, Seattle and Everett will be permanently closing their doors as the company ceases operations across the country.

The company says the closures are due to an investigation and sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education.

Last week the Associated Press reported the U.S. Department of Education banned the for-profit college chain from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.

The company was the subject of state and federal investigations focusing on its recruiting and accounting practices.

It has more than 130 campuses across 38 states and is based in Carmel, Indiana.