Another one bites the dust. It’s becoming clear that no small school is safe.

The Star Tribune reports:

After 145 years, Minneapolis Business College to close in December

Minneapolis Business College, a for-profit institution in Roseville focused on career preparation, will close its doors in December due to declining enrollment, the school announced Monday.

Current students will finish their programs, and the college will work with students enrolled in fall classes to find other opportunities, said Martin Calihan, president of Bradford Schools, a Pittsburgh-based company that owns Minneapolis Business College and a handful of other for-profit schools across the country.

“We’ve had declining enrollments over a number of years,” Calihan said. “And it got to the point where, with our lease term ending, we decided that it would be best to focus our resources on our current students so they all have an opportunity to graduate and get job placement assistance.”

About 90 students are now enrolled at Minneapolis Business College, which was founded in 1874, down from about 300 at the school’s peak a decade ago, Calihan said.


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