“The school had been hoping to partner with another college in an attempt to stay afloat.”
There is more of this to come in the near future. The pandemic has driven many schools to the brink.
The Worcester Telegram reports:
Becker College in jeopardy of closing for good
The future of Becker College is shadowed by uncertainty, with state education boards determining that the school’s struggling financial standing makes it unlikely to survive another academic year.
The school had been hoping to partner with another college in an attempt to stay afloat. That effort failed, according to Becker President Nancy P. Crimmin.
In a letter to the college on Tuesday, Crimmin wrote: “Since the negotiations with a potential affiliation partner ended in January, I, along with cabinet members and appropriate staff, have been working to further analyze the financials, and to develop numerous scenarios regarding our operations. The situation has been dynamic.”
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the New England Commission of Higher Education, with oversight and accreditation standing, said in a statement that work is underway on “contingency closure planning.” This includes working with current students who want to transfer to other schools.
Becker, its origin tied to Leicester Academy and Becker Business College, has campuses in Worcester and Leicester. The four-year school has about 1,700 students.
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