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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:17 AM

Small colleges teetering as they fight for dollars, students [View all]

by BILL SCHACKNER
Block News Alliance
JUL 27, 2019 1:06 PM


WHEELING, W. Va. — For seven decades, West Virginia’s only Catholic university has educated young adults in this corner of Appalachia, but despite that proud tradition, it entered the summer with an unlikely task.

It had to find a new name.

The words Wheeling Jesuit University no longer fit the struggling institution in this city after cutting every liberal arts major, 21 of its 53 full-time faculty and most Jesuit positions.

A campus that once touted ambitious growth plans lost more than a quarter of its 1,600 students in six years, even as it wooed them with steep price discounts.

“We truly feel deep sorrow that this institution is no longer a member,” said Deanna Howes Spiro, a spokeswoman for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

Read more: https://www.toledoblade.com/news/nation/2019/07/27/small-colleges-struggle-to-keep-students-in-their-doors/stories/20190727016

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