Jan 2019

New Mass. Department Regs: Helping Hand Or Death Knell For Small Colleges?

Amid a raft of small colleges closing and merging in Massachusetts—17 in the past five years—the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education signed off on a plan to allow the Department of Higher Education to intervene when private, non-profit colleges are in danger of failing.

That the Board and Department would pay greater attention to this issue makes sense given the realities that there will be many more college failures in the years ahead and given the mishandled closing of Mount Ida College in Massachusetts.

But what will be the impact of this step?


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