With student pool shrinking, some predict a grim year of college closings

From The Hechinger Report: “When college leaders decide they have no other choice but to close, there are right ways and wrong ways to handle it, Burns said. At a minimum, Burns said colleges should give students three months’ notice of the closure, though a full semester of advance notice would be better. The college should have plans to retain student records and refund tuition. And it should establish partnerships with neighboring colleges for their students to transfer and earn a degree in their chosen field of study. Even when these measures are taken, only about half of students whose colleges close go on to earn a degree, research from SHEEO and the National Student Clearinghouse has found.”

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