School was founded in 1838.
Lower enrollment combined with the pandemic has put this small school in a perilous situation.
WBRC News reports:
Judson College to close unless they raise 500K by the end of the year
Judson College, the only all women’s college in the state, has announced that they will be forced to close unless they can raise $500,000 in donations by December 31 and secure commitments of an additional $1 million in donations between January 1 and May 31, 2021.
In a letter to alumni, the school’s president said continued low enrollment over the past two decades has strained the college’s resources.
If the college does not reach its goal, it will not be able to begin the spring semester and all students will be informed of transfer options to complete their degrees.
NEW: @JudsonCollege in Marion just warned alumni in this letter it won't be able to continue for the spring semester of 2021 unless they get $1.5 million in donations between now and the end of the year pic.twitter.com/I9ygJga2vZ
— Jonathan Hardison (@FOX6Hardison) December 17, 2020
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