The Surreal End of an American College
Small schools across the United States are facing budget short falls and low enrollment—leading some to shut down in the middle of students’ higher-education experience.
This is only the start of college closures... "At the peak, in 2013–2014, the U.S. was home to 3,122 four-year colleges, according to Education Department data; four years later, the number had dropped by 7 percent, to 2,902."
this is a very good story from
on Newbury, how small colleges die, and the things they take with them when they go
Michael B. Horn
Great piece of reporting from
on what closing days of a college are like - and how more is to come. Sobering.
Dozens of colleges are going to close in the coming months - largely liberal arts schools who serve the first generation to go to college
7% of four-year institutions in the US have closed their doors since 2013-2014, with for-profit and small liberal arts colleges disproportionately being pushed out of the higher-education landscape.
The collapse of Newbury college and the disruption of higher education. Per article, number of colleges peaked in 13-14 at 3122, by 2017 fell to 2902. Online programs implicated as a factor.