Hampshire College, in Amherst, Massachusetts announced last week that they are looking for a “strategic partner,” that could help them survive while deciding whether or not to admit a class of students to start at the college in the fall of 2019.
And it’s just the latest headline about the uncertain future of small colleges in our region. Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts closed in 2018. Wheelock College merged with Boston University. And just this week, Green Mountain College, the 185-year-old school in Western Vermont, said it will close at the end of the spring semester.
Laura Krantz, a higher education reporter for the Boston Globe, and Sue Stuebner, President of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, join us to discuss the future of small colleges in our region.