Mergers

Citing the pandemic, Pine Manor College will merge into Boston College

Pine Manor College has struggled financially for years, but pandemic-related challenges helped push it into a merger deal with nearby Boston College.

Tensions rise in battle over Watkins-Belmont merger

Tensions escalated between the Watkins College of Art's board and those working to keep the school independent, and a process server was threatened with a gun.

Lawmaker's plan to merge Florida public universities lingers even after defeat this year

Controversial bill came out of the blue, according to critics at public colleges. Supporters in the Legislature say it will likely be reconsidered next year.

Cambridge College acquiring for-profit college, doubling down on online offerings for working learners

Private nonprofit college plans to absorb part of a shuttered for-profit chain. Backers say the business college stood out from its peers and provides key competencies for educating working adults online.

Marlboro will become part of Emerson College

Move comes after the tiny Vermont college failed to merge with University of Bridgeport.

New book seeks to guide college leaders through merger possibilities

Mergers are “one more tactical arrow in a strategic quiver,” according to authors of new book offering practical advice on higher ed M&A.

Roosevelt plans to acquire Chicago neighbor Robert Morris

Roosevelt University plans to acquire Robert Morris University in Chicago as a shrinking market bears down on the private nonprofit institutions.

Marlboro, seeing peers around it close, plans to merge into University of Bridgeport

As peers around it shut their doors, Vermont's Marlboro College will become part of the larger, healthier University of Bridgeport.

Connecticut community colleges faculty and administration at odds over proposed consolidation

The head of Connecticut's community college and university system will present more detailed plans for consolidating the management of the two-year colleges to the system's accreditor.

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.

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