75 Layoffs as Benedictine Shifts Springfield Campus

October 27, 2014

Benedictine University, whose main campus is outside Chicago, plans to shift its Springfield campus away from undergraduate programs for new high school graduates, and to instead focus on adult students, The State Journal-Register reported. Officials cited the growth of the nontraditional population and the increased competition for the shrinking number of traditional students. As a result of the shift, 75 of the 100 Springfield campus employees will lose their jobs.


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