|How Many College Closures Are on the Horizon?|
Natalie Schwartz, Higher Ed Dive
In late June, Alliance University’s governing board voted to close the 140-year-old institution at the end of August. The decision came just days after Alliance’s accreditor, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, announced plans to pull the Christian college’s accreditation, in part over concerns about its finances.
College closures are nothing new. But pundits are closely watching whether they will pick up as the higher education sector faces a slew of issues, including rising operating expenses and changing demographics.