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UPDATED: Nov. 1, 2019

How many nonprofit colleges and universities have closed since 2016?

By Education Dive Staff

We're keeping track of major nonprofit college and university closings, mergers, acquisitions and other consolidation from 2016 to the present. Did we miss something? Let us know by using this form. Read our ongoing analysis of the list.

Institution State Year Type Deal Dive Insight
Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing PA 2017 Private Closed  
Alabama Southern Community College AL 2017 Public  Merged (Faulkner State and Jefferson Davis community colleges)  
American Jewish University (undergraduate program) CA 2018 Private Closed (Temporarily)  
Armstrong State University GA 2017 Public Merged (Georgia Southern University)  
Asnuntuck Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Atlantic Union College MA 2018 Private Closed  
Bainbridge State College GA 2017 Public Merged (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College)  
The Boston Conservatory MA 2016 Private Merged (Berklee College of Music)  
Bramson ORT College NY 2017 Private Closed  
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing CT 2017 Private Merged (University of Bridgeport)  
Burlington College VT 2016 Private Closed  
Capital Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Chicago ORT Technical Institute IL 2017 Private Closed  
Cincinnati Christian University OH 2019 Private Closed
Coleman University CA 2018 Private Closed
College of New Rochelle NY 2019 (expected) Private Closed  
College of St. Joseph VT 2019 Private Closed  
Colorado Heights University CO 2017 Private Closed  
Concordia College Alabama AL 2018 Private Closed
Crossroads College MN 2016 Private Closed  
Cumberland County College NJ 2019 Public Merged (Rowan College at Gloucester County)  
Dowling College NY 2016 Private Closed  
Episcopal Divinity School MA 2017 Private Merged (Union Theological Seminary)  
Faulkner State Community College AL 2017 Public Merged (Alabama Southern and Jefferson Davis community colleges)  
Gateway Community College CT  2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Georgia Perimeter College GA 2016 Public Merged (Georgia State University)  
Grace University NE 2018 Private Closed  
Green Mountain College VT 2019 Private Closed Dive Insight
Henderson State University AR 2020 (pending) Public Merged (Arkansas State University System)  
Hiwassee College TN 2019 Private Closed  
Housatonic Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Indiana Tech Law School IN 2017 Private Closed  
Jefferson Davis Community College AL 2016 Public Merged (Faulkner State and Alabama Southern community colleges)  
John Wesley University NC 2018 Private Merged (Piedmont International University)  
Johnson State College VT 2018 Public Merged (Lyndon State College)  
Jones College FL 2017 Private Closed  
Kilian Community College SD 2016 Private Closed  
Lyndon State College VT 2018 Public Merged (Johnson State College)  
Manchester Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Marlboro College VT 2020 (expected) Private Merger (University of Bridgeport)  
Marygrove College MI 2019 Private Closed  
Marylhurst University OR 2018 Private Closed  
Memphis College of Art TN 2020 (expected) Private Closed  
Middlesex Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Miller College MI 2016 Private Closed  
Morthland College IL 2018 Private Closed  
Mount Ida College MA 2018 Private Closed Dive Insight
Naugatuck Valley Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Nebraska Christian College NE 2016 Private Merged (Hope International University)  
New Hampshire Institute of Art NH 2019 Private Merged (New England College)  
Newbury College MA 2019 Private Closed Dive Insight
Northwestern Connecticut Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Norwalk Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
O'More College of Design TN 2018 Private Merged (Belmont University)  
Oregon College of Art and Craft OR 2019 Private Closed Dive Insight
Philadelphia University PA 2017 Private Merged (Thomas Jefferson University)  
Quinebaug Valley Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Robert Morris University Illinois IL 2020 (expected) Private Merging (Roosevelt University)  
Saint Joseph's College IN 2017 Private Closed  
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies ME 2016 Private Merged (Maine College of Art)  
School of the Museum of Fine Arts MA 2016 Private Merged (Tufts University)  
Shepherd University CA 2017 Private Closed  
Shimer College IL 2017 Private Merged (North Central College)  
Southeastern Bible College AL 2017 Private Merged (Piedmont International University)  
Southern Vermont College VT 2019 Private Closed  
St. Catharine College KY 2016 Private Closed  
St. Gregory's University OK 2017 Private Closed Dive Insight
St. Vincent's College CT 2018 Private Merged (Sacred Heart University)  
Thomas Jefferson University PA 2017 Private Merged (Philadelphia University)  
Three Rivers Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Trinity Lutheran College WA 2016 Private Closed
Trinity Lutheran Seminary OH 2018 Private Merged (Capital University)  
Tunxis Community College CT 2023 (expected) Public Consolidating administration Dive Insight
Union Graduate College NY 2016 Private Merged (Clarkson University)  
University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)  
University of Wisconsin-Barron County WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)  
University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)  
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)  
University of Wisconsin-Marathon County WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)  
University of Wisconsin-Marshfield WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)  
University of Wisconsin-Richland WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)  
University of Wisconsin-Rock County WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)  
University of Wisconsin-Washington County WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)  
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha WI 2020 (expected) Public Merged (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)  
Valparaiso University Law School IN 2020 (expected) Private Closed Dive Insight
Wentworth Military Academy and College MO 2017 Private Closed  
Wheelock College MA 2018 Private Merged (Boston University)  
Wichita Area Technical College KS 2018 Public Merged (Wichita State University)  
Wright Career College KS, NE, OK 2016 Private Closed  

Institutions included on this list had one or more campus close during the period. We did not consider satellite campuses.

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