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Marygrove College in Detroit announces plans to close amid continuing enrollment declines

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Small Roman Catholic college in Detroit announces plans to close just a few semesters after pivoting to offer only graduate programs.

Southern Vermont College says it will shut its doors

Facing a demographic spiral and a challenge to its accreditation, tiny Southern Vermont College says it will close its doors.

Presidents skeptical that some colleges closing can help others survive

Experts worry college closings hurt the overall ecosystem more than they help competitors. Past examples show enrollment boosts can be small after a nearby college shuts down, but some institutions can still strengthen themselves with savvy moves.

As art schools show signs of stress, what can liberal arts colleges learn?

The smallest art colleges are struggling in a fiercely competitive market. Why are they showing such signs of stress? And can larger liberal arts colleges learn from their successes and missteps?

Small-college leaders share how their institutions have attempted to ward off enrollment crises before they happen

Small-college leaders share how their institutions have attempted to ward off enrollment crises before they happen.

New analysis of English departments says numbers of majors are way down since 2012 but it's not a death sentence for departments

Report documents decline in numbers of majors but growth in new tracks. Of the specializations within major, writing is doing relatively well, and literature not so much.

Stephen F. Austin optimizes course schedule to add faculty lines that paid for themselves

Facing a budget cut and clogged general education courses, Stephen F. Austin optimized its course schedule to add faculty lines that paid for themselves, and then some.

More college students attending summer classes thanks to yearlong Pell Grants

Enrollment numbers at many colleges -- especially those in areas with less generous state aid -- show significant boosts in attendance in the first full summer since Congress restored year-round grants.

National enrollments decline for sixth straight year, but at slower rate

College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year -- although at a slower rate -- while the bachelor's degree got more popular.

Number of colleges and universities drops sharply amid economic turmoil

The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them.

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