Closures and Mergers: Page 2


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    Is government support for distressed colleges a good thing?

    Alabama lawmakers bailed out Birmingham-Southern College. Ricardo Azziz, principal at a higher ed consultancy, explores whether this type of move is wise.

    By Ricardo Azziz • July 19, 2023
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    New York’s King’s College cancels fall classes — but remains open for now

    The financially struggling Christian institution also lost its accreditation, but is appealing the decision.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • July 18, 2023
  • Johnson University will close its Florida campus next June

    The Christian institution said it faced years-long operating deficits and enrollment competition from two-year and public colleges.

    By July 12, 2023
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    Calvin University to acquire Compass College of Film & Media

    The Christian institutions, both in Michigan, will finalize their merger in fall 2023, pending approval from regulators.

    By July 7, 2023
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    Wisconsin governor vetoes plan to combine university system campus, technical college

    Gov. Evers shot down the proposal Wednesday, saying it unfairly singled out the colleges and overstepped the legislature’s purview.

    By July 6, 2023
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    Alliance University to close in August

    The struggling Christian institution made the decision after MSCHE pulled its accrediation following years of poor finances.

    By July 5, 2023
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    Wisconsin budget proposal would consolidate UW-Milwaukee branch campus with technical college

    The university’s Washington County campus would combine with nearby Moraine Park Technical College if the budget proposal passed. 

    By June 26, 2023
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    For-profit Hussian College abruptly shuts down

    The institution, which has not publicized the closure, has campuses in four states, as well as online programs.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • June 23, 2023
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    New federal policy injects delay and uncertainty into merger process

    The Education Department’s new guidance could make mergers take longer, argues Ricardo Azziz, principal at a higher ed consultancy. 

    By Ricardo Azziz • June 23, 2023