Initial Ross Education activities began in 1969 when J.M. Ross opened a school in Flint, Michigan, under the name Learning Foundations. That school provided “after school” academic instruction to kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Six additional schools were opened from 1969 through 1971 by Mr. Ross. In 1971, the name of the company was changed to Ross Learning, Inc., and the focus of the company shifted to providing prevocational and vocational training services to adults. Ross Learning was purchased by Howard J. Hulsman in 1973 and the organization began evolving into career training centers. In 1976, Ross opened the more comprehensive instructional services of the Ross Medical Education Centers. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Ross Learning, Inc. opened many schools across the Midwestern and Southern United States, all of which operated as Ross Medical Education Center, Ross Business Institute, or Ross Technical Institute.
In 2004, Mr. Hulsman sold Ross Learning, Inc., to three officers of the corporation: Christine Ossenmacher, Paul Mitchell, and Richard Lockman. In 2005, Paul Mitchell, Huron Capital Partners, LLC and minority investors formed Ross Education, LLC and purchased the assets of Ross Learning, Inc. By 2007, Ross adds a Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program to many of its campuses. This addition is followed closely by a Dental Assistant program in 2008. On May 1, 2008 an acquisition was made to purchase the Institute of Medical and Dental Technology located in Cincinnati, Ohio. On June 1, 2012 the name was officially changed to Ross Medical Education Center. Between 2008 and 2010, Ross Education, LLC. moved all of its schools into larger, brighter facilities, roughly 3 times their previous size. In 2011, the Ross Medical Education Center in Sylvania, Ohio changed its name to Ross College. Ross College Online was created to offer associate degree programs. In March 2012, Ross launched its Pharmacy Technician program in seven campuses.
Today, Ross provides Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration and Medical Assistant training in over 30 communities throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, and West Virginia. At several of the campus locations, the Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Veterinary Assistant programs are also offered.
All Ross Medical Education Center campuses and Ross College are institutionally accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.George Grayeb, CEO and President
Anthony Iaquinto, CFO and Treasurer
Kiely Fletcher, EVP Financial Aid
Shibu Thomas, EVP Admissions and Marketing
Sharon Treumuth, EVP of Operations
Shaun Fracassi, EVP Career Services
Greg Brenner, CTO
In 2011, Ross College began offering an online Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree completion program for Ross graduates. By August 2012, Ross College launched three other online associate degree Programs. There are now five associate degree programs offered by Ross College Online.
The five programs currently offered includes:Medical Assistant – Associate of Applied Science
Medical Billing Administrative Specialist – Associate of Applied Science Degree
Medical Office Management – Associate of Applied Science Degree
Health Administrative Services – Associate of Applied Science Degree
Human, Social, and Health Services Associate of Applied Science Degree
In May 2008, Ross Education, LLC purchased Institute of Medical-Dental Technology. This location was renamed to Ross Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. On June 1, 2012 the name was officially changed to Ross Medical Education Center.
Later, in April 2014, Ross Education, LLC purchased Health Training Center.
In March 2015, Ross Education, LLC branched out from their healthcare training focus and purchased Michigan-based Tri-Area Trucking School. Currently, Tri-Area Trucking School has one campus located in Midland, Michigan and offers training for both Class A and B Commercial Drivers Licenses.