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Sun May 10, 2020, 02:34 AM

Amid coronavirus pandemic, a growing list of colleges in financial peril

The number of private colleges and universities in New England at risk of closing or merging has doubled amid the financial shock of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report by an education technology firm has found.

Before COVID-19 ravaged higher education budgets forcing institutions to temporarily shut down campuses, offer refunds to students, and invest in online teaching tools 13 institutions in New England were in danger of closing within six years. That number has jumped to 25, according to Edmit, a Boston-based college advising company.

Nationwide, 110 more colleges and universities are now in peril because of the financial impact of the virus, bringing the total number to 345 institutions, Edmit found.

The pandemic has even deteriorated the financial outlook of colleges that have historically been cushioned by substantial endowments and strong enrollments, according to Edmit. Nationwide, the number of private colleges at a low risk of failure slipped from 485 institutions before the virus to 385, Edmit found.

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/08/metro/amid-pandemic-growing-list-colleges-financial-peril/

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Sun May 10, 2020, 02:55 AM

1. Good!

That oughta teach them elitist liberals with their fancypants book-learning a thing or two!!!111!

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Sun May 10, 2020, 10:13 AM

2. If only this would wipe out some bible colleges ...

In the past, sectarian colleges facing declining enrollments have had to merge with other schools of similar doctrinal bent, which usually forces the two sects to accommodate each other's views and average out their differences, with a less "intensely" religious school sometimes being the result. Forcing this process to its logical conclusion could give us decent, effectively secular private colleges in the end.

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